President Trump on Thursday canceled his trip to Poland that was scheduled for this weekend due to a hurricane that is expected to hit Florida in the coming days.
Vice President Pence will travel to Poland in Trump's place, the president told reporters during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden.
Hurricane Dorian is expected to gain strength in the coming days, and could hit the Florida coast as soon as Saturday as a Category 4 storm.
“It’s something very important for me to be here,” Trump said. “This storm looks like it could be a very, very big one indeed.”
Trump was scheduled to spend Saturday and Sunday in Poland to meet with President Andrzej Duda and attend ceremonies commemorating the 80th anniversary of World War II in Warsaw.