US officials tell Fox News that they expect to send Trump’s plane to Costa Rica in next couple of days

Fox News host Shepard Smith reports on the White House briefing room meeting between President Donald Trump and Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla.

The White House says the plane will depart Costa Rica early next week. 

President Donald Trump was supposed to fly from Washington, D.C., to Costa Ricans capital, San Jose on Wednesday night, but he was delayed in the airport due to Hurricane Maria.

He is expected to depart in the afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

She said the President was also due to meet Costa Rican Prime Minister Roberto Micheletti and other leaders in the country on Thursday.

Sanders said the plane is expected back in the United States in the coming days.

The Costa Rican government is urging Americans to take a plane or train from San Jose to their home country if they are affected by the storm.

Trump and the White the Costa Rican leader met at the White house in September and agreed to work together to combat the storm’s effects.

The White House has been scrambling to get a plane into Costa Rica to evacuate people.

The FAA has issued an emergency declaration for the country as of Thursday morning.

In a tweet on Thursday morning, Trump said that the plane would arrive in Costa Rica “in the next couple days.”

He tweeted that “the President is scheduled to meet with Costa Rican PM and other officials on Thursday.”