President Trump will travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands "within the next six or seven days" to see the devastation Hurricane Irma left behind, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said during a press conference late Monday.
The White House has not announced the trip to the Caribbean island, but Mapp said he spoke with Trump earlier in the day, and that Trump told him he will visit the U.S. territory.
Mapp said Trump wants "to see firsthand the damages of the territory, and to get on-ground reports of the federal operation, to ensure that the people of the Virgin Islands are receiving recovery as fast as humanly possible, and that the assets of the federal government were being appropriately deployed."
Currently, 600 Marines have been deployed to the islands and are providing security and relief support.
"The president wanted me to let the people of the Virgin Islands know that as he speaks of Hurricane victims going forward, that he definitely will be including the U.S. Virgin Islands in his list of places that the federal government will be taking care of," Mapp added.
Mapp also said Trump told him he loves the U.S. Virgin Islands.