White House: Trump gets hourly updates on Hurricane Dorian

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Donald Trump, Rick Scott, Elaine Chao, Alex Azar, Mark Esper, Kevin McAleenan

President Donald Trump, right, attends a a briefing about Hurricane Dorian at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Washington, with, from far left, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

STERLING, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump was receiving hourly updates on Hurricane Dorian while at his private Virginia golf club.

That’s according to White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham.

Trump spent several hours at the club on Labor Day.

The president has also been retweeting storm updates issued by the National Hurricane Center.

Trump participated in a briefing on Dorian at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Washington headquarters on Sunday.

Dorian was hovering over the Bahamas on Monday after pummeling the islands with winds topping 150 mph (240 kph).

Forecasters say the hurricane is likely to begin pulling away from the Bahamas early Tuesday and curving to the northeast parallel to the U.S. Southeast seaboard.

Trump has declared emergencies in the southeastern states of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

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