|President Trump is raising the political stakes as the Carolinas brace for a direct hit from Hurricane Florence.
Trump has asserted that federal agencies are well-prepared for the huge impending storm, which is expected to make landfall anytime between Thursday and Saturday.
He has also sought to defend his handling of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico a year ago.
That has sparked outrage from Democrats and other critics.
Trump skeptics argue that he will pay a political price if the expectations that he has set are not met.
From the Hill
Sat 23 February 2019 5:40 AM