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'Close to genocide': San Juan mayor's dire appeal to US for Puerto Rico relief - The Guardian

Carmen Yulín Cruz makes direct call to Donald Trump: 'I am begging you to take charge and save lives. Enough is enough'. Mayor's harrowing plea to Trump – read the full transcript · Amanda Holpuch in San Juan and Lauren Gambino in Washington.and more »

Trump contrasts Puerto Rico death toll to 'a real catastrophe like Katrina' - CNN

(CNN) President Donald Trump told Puerto Rican officials Tuesday they should be "very proud" that hundreds of people haven't died after Hurricane Maria as they did in "a real catastrophe like Katrina." "Every death is a horror," Trump said, "but if you ...and more »

San Juan mayor calls Trump's Puerto Rico trip a 'terrible and abominable' PR stunt - The Independent

Donald Trump arrived in Puerto Rico to a well staged spectacle of supporters who cheered for him and took selfies as he threw paper towel rolls into the crowd — and the mayor of San Juan says his trip was ridiculous and offensive. “This was a PR, 17 ...and more »

Trump Lobs Praise, and Paper Towels, to Puerto Rico Storm Victims - New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump ventured on Tuesday to a storm-ravaged American island territory where residents have felt neglected by their government, telling Puerto Rican officials that they should be proud that only 16 people were known to have ...and more »

Could Hurricane Maria Force a Change in Puerto Rico's Relationship to the US? - Americas Quarterly

Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico, was the third major storm to hit the U.S. in a month. It followed fast in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, which concentrated their damage on Florida and Texas. Their quick succession ...and more »

Puerto Rico: Trump appears to complain about cost of relief effort - The Guardian

Donald Trump has heaped praise on his administration's response to Hurricane Maria, said Puerto Rico's leaders should be “very proud” of the low official death toll – and appeared to complain at the cost of the recovery effort. The US president's ...and more »

A tale of two Puerto Ricos: What Trump saw — and what he didn't - Washington Post

CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO — The Puerto Rico that President Trump saw during his four-hour visit on Tuesday afternoon was that of Angel Pérez Otero, the mayor of Guaynabo, a wealthy San Juan suburb known for its amenity-driven gated communities that ...and more »

Puerto Ricans are Americans, too! But they live in a 'zombie state' - CNN

(CNN) Throughout President Donald Trump's visit to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, he's combating the perception that the federal government did less for the island territory after Hurricane Maria than it did for the US states that suffered damage after ...and more »

Trump in Devastated Puerto Rico: You've Thrown Budget 'Out of Whack' - Newsmax

Trump pledged an all-out effort to help the island but added: "Now I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you've thrown our budget a little out of whack because we've spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico. And that's fine. We've saved a lot of lives." He ...and more »

Puerto Rico Is Part Of the US: Here's A Few Things to Know - NBCNews.com

As President Donald Trump visits Puerto Rico on Tuesday, here are a few answers to questions about the Caribbean island that was recently devastated by Hurricane Maria. Recommended. Why North Korea's 'special delivery' letter was so warmly received ...and more »