WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump says he thinks the federal authorities did a “improbable job in Puerto Rico” regardless of the deaths of almost three,000 folks after Hurricane Maria.
Trump tells reporters on the White Home Wednesday that, “We’ve put some huge cash and plenty of effort into Puerto Rico.”
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He says he thinks “the general public of Puerto Rico actually recognize what we’ve executed.”
The U.S. territory’s governor this week raised the official loss of life toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 – nearly twice the federal government’s earlier estimate.
Trump is pointing to the island’s pre-existing monetary and infrastructure challenges, however is falsely claiming its electrical plant “was lifeless” and “shut” earlier than Maria hit.
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Puerto Rico’s Electrical Energy Authority is greater than $9 billion in debt, however was working.