President Joe Biden arrived in Florida Saturday for an aerial tour of Hurricane Idalia’s destruction and a firsthand look at a city recovering from the storm. But he will not be seeing Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican president candidate who suggested a meeting could hinder disaster response efforts.
“Our teams worked collectively to find this area. This was a mutually agreed upon area because of the limited impact,” Deanne Criswell, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, told reporters as the president flew down from Washington, D.C. She said her teams “have heard no concerns over any impact to the communities that we’re going to visit today.’’
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