September 9, 2017 / 12:26 AM / 2 years ago

Trump offers U.S. support to French president after Irma hits French islands

View of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Sint Maarten Dutch part of Saint Martin island in the Carribean September 7, 2017. Picture taken September 7, 2017. Netherlands Ministry of Defence- Gerben van Es/Handout via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump spoke on Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron to extend his condolences on the devastation to the French territories of St. Barthelemy and St. Martin due to Hurricane Irma, and to offer U.S. support to the French government, the White House said in a statement.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh

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