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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 died ...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 hails 'incredible' response in 'lovely' trip to storm-torn Puerto Rico - Washington Post

President Trump arrived in Puerto Rico on Tuesday as the territory struggled to recover from Hurricane Maria, which has left nearly all the island without power and most residents without water nearly two weeks later. But Trump's focus was on the ...and more »

The US Cared For Haitians Better In 2010 Than Its Own Citizens In Puerto Rico Now - HuffPost

It's been nearly two weeks since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, and aid relief is still inadequate. By Carolina Moreno. Kevin Lamarque / Reuters. President Donald Trump did dedicate the Presidents Cup golf trophy to hurricane victims on Oct. 1, 2017 ...and more »

White House Dials Back Trump's Vow to Clear Puerto Rico's Debt - New York Times

The Trump administration on Wednesday walked back the president's apparent vow to wipe out Puerto Rico's debt, suggesting that the island would have to solve its own fiscal woes despite the catastrophic damage it has endured from two powerful ...and more »

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, 'everything collapsed simultaneously' - Washington Post

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — When things went bad during Hurricane Maria, they went bad all at once, across this entire island. Suddenly, everything was dysfunctional, including the power grid, the cellphone towers, the banking system. Even the disaster ...and more »

6 reasons why Puerto Rico slid into financial crisis - USA TODAY

Puerto Rico's attempts to slash its massive debts have taken on greater urgency after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, leading to President Trump's comments Tuesday that the U.S. territory's liabilities should be eliminated. But the island's ...and more »

How colonialism and racism explain the inept US response to Hurricane Maria - Vox

US senator, 1898: Puerto Ricans can't govern themselves. President Trump, 2017: They “want everything done for them.” By Carrie Gibson Updated Oct 7, 2017, 9:58am EDT. tweet · share. People walk across a flooded street in Juana Matos, Puerto Rico ...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 was ...and more »

Trump Lashes Out at Puerto Rico Mayor Who Criticized Storm Response - New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out at the mayor of San Juan on Saturday for criticizing his administration's efforts to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, accusing her of “poor leadership” and implying that the people of the devastated ...and more »