First lady Melania Trump is paying tribute to the victims of recent hurricanes as she and her husband host a dinner at the White House.
The president and first lady traveled to Florida Thursday to survey the devastation of Hurricane Irma and meet with victims and rescue workers.
Mrs. Trump says that in both Florida and Texas she and her husband met “so many who lost so much.”
But she says that in those people she has seen “the true spirit of this nation: an unwavering commitment to overcome, to rebuild, and to renew what was swept away.”
She adds that: “Together, we all hurt with these victims. And together we vow to lift our neighborhoods from the deepest of despair.”