Sen. Wicker meets with President Trump on federal disaster declaration

Sen. Wicker meets with President Trump on federal disaster declaration

PHILADELPHIA, PA (WDAM) - On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss, met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and discussed the federal disaster declaration that Trump signed Wednesday.

Gov. Phil Bryant submitted the request to President Trump on Monday.

The three met before President Trump attended an event with Republican members of Congress in Philadelphia, according to a press release.

President Trump and Wicker talked about the recent EF-3 tornado that devastated areas of the Pine Belt early Saturday morning.

According to the press release, "the president indicated that he was pleased with the quick approval of a federal disaster declaration to aid Mississippi's recovery efforts."

On Friday, Wicker is scheduled to visit Hattiesburg and Petal and see the damage first hand and meet with local officials.