Puerto Rico Governor Responds to Trump Calling Hurricane Response an ‘Unsung Success’

Puerto Rico Governor Responds to Trump Calling Hurricane Response an ‘Unsung Success’

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz showed her disgust with President Donald Trump Tuesday after he claimed, in the wake of preparations for the looming Hurricane Florence, that his administration's response to the devastation in Puerto Rico past year from Hurricane Maria was an "unsung success".

"No relationship between a colony and the federal government can ever be called "successful" because Puerto Ricans lack certain inalienable rights enjoyed by our fellow Americans in the states", Rosselló stated today.

Connolly said Puerto Rico was prostrate for the better part of a year, "most of its power out for months and months and months, homes destroyed, roads washed away". "It is certainly not a successful relationship". "Our basic infrastructure was devastated, thousands of our people lost their lives and many others still struggle".

"This reconstruction is a pivotal moment in our history", the governor wrote.

President Trump upset folks on Tuesday by again patting his administration on the back for a job well done in Puerto Rico.

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Once the storm reaches land it will quickly lose its tropical characteristics and the ferocity of the wind will diminish greatly. National Hurricane Center (NHC ) began sending out coastal advisories for Hurricane Florence at 8 a.m. on September 11.

As far as Trump's response is concerned, the most lasting image of his involvement with Hurricane Maria will be the time he visited Puerto Rico and threw rolls of paper towels to survivors.

"My heart goes out to the people of SC and North Carolina if he thinks what he did in Puerto Rico is a success", Cruz said, adding that she hopes they can stay safe.

Calling it "one of the best jobs that's ever been done with respect to what this is all about", Trump is ignoring what was, in fact, a terrible response that cost more lives than what the storm death toll originally claimed.

"I think Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success", he said.

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