September 6, 2017 / 3:35 PM / a year ago

Trump says hurricane does not look good, eyes debt ceiling debate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the hurricane moving toward Florida and Puerto Rico looks to be record-breaking and said a meeting with congressional leaders would show whether they could work out challenges the country faced.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in Springfield, Missouri, U.S., August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

“We have many many things that are on the plate. Hopefully we can solve them,” he said during a meeting with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders. “Maybe we won’t be able to,” he said.

Asked if he would accept a three-month debt ceiling increase tied to disaster relief funding, Trump said: “We’ll see.”

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe

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