TRUMP CLAIMS HE’S DONE AN “INCREDIBLE JOB” IN PUERTO RICO – Hurricane Maria
Donald Trump placed blame squarely on Puerto Ricans for the slow recovery from Hurricane Maria in a series of barbed tweets on Saturday.
The President lash out after critics and the mayor of San Juan complained his administration’s response to the US territory’s plight was insufficient.
Nearly two weeks after the devastating storm destroyed the island, about half of the 3.4 million people on the island do not have access to drinking water.
Some 95 percent are still without power, according to the US Defense Department.
Maria, the most powerful storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, has destroyed roads, making it difficult to deliver aid and move the heavy equipment needed to fix damaged infrastructure across the island.
The hurricane has killed at least 16 people, according to the official death toll.
Trump, who plans to visit the island on Tuesday, fired off a series of angry tweets from his private golf club in New Jersey, taking aim at the mayor of San Juan, the island’s capital and largest city.
Source – www.mirror.co.uk