If Hurricane Irma destroys Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago in Florida, that's when he'll have no choice but to admit climate change is real and say he made a mistake when he pulled us out of the Paris climate accord.
Earlier, the country's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said the hurricane would "devastate the United States in either Florida or some of the southeastern states". He added, however: "I think the hard part is now beginning".
"I'm feeling better than being in my house, but I'm anxious about my home, about what's going to happen", Turner said.
Trump, Pence and several Cabinet members participated in the briefing from Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland where Trump spent the weekend monitoring Irma.
In an interview with The Associated Press a year ago, Anthony Senecal, Trump's longtime butler, said: 'It's the safest place in the world for a hurricane'.
"Get out of its way", said Trump.
He told reporters, "Hopefully everything will go well".
The new Russian ambassador to the US said he met Trump and that the president greeted him in a "warm and friendly way".
The US president also tweeted: "The U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA and all Federal and State fearless people are ready".
Trump owns a resort in Palm Beach, Florida, where he has often travelled during his presidency, as well as three golf courses in the state.
"Let's hope there's no hurricane amnesia", said White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert, as he urged Florida residents to follow evacuation orders from local officials.
"We're doing everything possible to help save lives and support those in need", he said. Together, we will restore, recover and rebuild.
Those islands have had massive power outages, but search-and-rescue operations had to wait out Hurricane Jose before they could begin recovery efforts there, Brock Long, FEMA director, said on ABC's "This Week".
Mar-a-Lago itself has survived a number of other deadly hurricanes, as the property was first built by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1927.