Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Trump touts 'unappreciated great job' in Puerto Rico, slams San Juan mayor

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Ellis Copeland | 13 September, 2018, 17:33

"[Three thousand] people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico", Trump wrote.

The president has consistently applauded the Maria response, even as the estimates of deaths in Puerto Rico caused by the storm have climbed from 64 to 2,975 people, making it the deadliest hurricane to hit America in more than a century.

Critics blasted Trump's praise of the Puerto Rico response.

"President Trump's characterization of his administration's botched response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria as "incredibly successful" and "one of the best jobs that's ever been done" is offensive to the families of the almost 3,000 Americans who were killed and the countless more who suffered for months without power or running water", Hoyer said in a statement.

Trump described his administration's approach to the aftermath of the hurricane "one of the best jobs that has ever been done".

Trump said on Twitter that "they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths" at the time he visited the island after the storm.

The president reasoned that the response to Hurricane Maria was a success because the power grid was damaged before the storm and Puerto Rico's geography made it especially hard to provide aid.

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Rossello called Hurricane Maria "the worst natural disaster in our modern history" and said work still remained before they could move on to other stages of recovery.

"Puerto Rico was actually our toughest one of all, because it's an island, so you can't truck things onto it, everything's by boat", he said.

And FEMA Administrator Brock Long has said FEMA made changes to some of its priorities and procedures. "If we did that, we're going to fess up to it". "And so we're reorganizing the firepower of the federal government underneath these critical lifelines, we're pushing forward". Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!'

According to a new Washington Post Kaiser Family Foundation survey, 50 percent of Puerto Ricans say people in their households could not get enough water to drink in the year since Maria.

Cruz blasted Trump last September for not reacting quickly enough after Maria slammed into Puerto Rico and knocked out power on the island, flooded roads, destroyed bridges and left thousands of people stranded.

The president, criticizing Puerto Rico for having aging infrastructure before the storm that exacerbated problems with the energy grid, added that "we've gotten a lot of receptivity, a lot of thanks for the job we've done in Puerto Rico".

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