Trump urges anyone in Irma’s path to ‘get out of its way’

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump walks from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington. Affirming its disdain for "Obamacare," the Trump administration on Thursday, Aug. 31, announced sharp cuts in programs promoting health care enrollment under the Affordable Care Act for next year. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is cautioning people in Irma’s path to “get out of its way” and not worry about their possessions.

Trump says property is replaceable but lives are not, and that safety must come first.

The president commented at a weekend Cabinet meeting at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland. He posted a brief video of his remarks on Twitter.

Trump says the nation is grieving for those who’ve been killed by the powerful storm, which spent the week churning its way across the Caribbean, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Hurricane Irma is forecast to hit Florida’s Keys and southwest coast early Sunday.

Trump says the U.S. is as prepared as it can be for a storm as monstrous as Irma.

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