Trump trip to Caribbean delayed by Maria
NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s trip to survey hurricane damage in the Caribbean is being delayed – because of another hurricane.
Hurricane Maria was upgraded Monday to a Category 5 storm – the most powerful. It was on a path to approach Puerto Rico by Tuesday.
Trump told reporters last week that he was planning to visit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after both U.S. territories were damaged by Hurricane Irma.
But White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the trip is being delayed due to Maria.
Sanders says the White House is monitoring the situation and doesn’t want to disrupt any preparedness efforts by having Trump visit.
Trump has surveyed storm-damaged areas of Texas, Louisiana and Florida following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.