Florida residents want Trump to see post-hurricane suffering

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press

Paulina "Bela" Sebastiao descends from the missing top floor of her damaged home from Hurricane Michael on the morning it is torn down in Mexico Beach, Fla, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. The Sebastiaos paid $290,000 for the three-story house and had…

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Residents in parts of the Florida Panhandle that were devastated by Hurricane Michael hope President Donald Trump gets a glimpse of their continued suffering when he arrives for a campaign rally this week.

Thousands of homes and businesses are still damaged, and many people are living in campers or tents. Some are awaiting home repairs, while others say they can't find affordable housing.

Jessica Manson is living in a camper and says Trump should take care of his own before worrying about building a wall on the Mexican border.

Trump is planning a campaign rally Wednesday night in Panama City Beach, which escaped the worst damage. Nearby Panama City and Mexico Beach were smashed and still haven't recovered fully.

The administration hasn't said if Trump will visit hurricane victims.

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