The disaster scene in Surfside. Credit: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department

The trip on July 1 will be “pooled” press, meaning not all reporters will attend but the information will be provided to journalists.

The White House had indicated on Monday that the administration wanted to be cautious about a site visit lest the president and his entourage distract from search and recovery efforts.

However, while boarding Marine One on Tuesday Biden replied when asked whether he would go to Florida, “Yes, I hope so.”

Asked when, Biden said: “As soon as we can. Maybe as early as Thursday.”

Miami Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava welcomed news of the president’s visit.

“He’s going to spend time with the families who are affected and with our first responders. We’ve had his support since he called me Day 1 in the morning — and this is so critical that we do have our federal support,” Cava said.

Deputy Editor Michael Moline contributed to this report.

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