President Trump to Visit Puerto Rico

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Sep 26, 2017 11:17 AM
President Trump to Visit Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump will visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday as the island recovers from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria. Trump made this announcement early on Tuesday morning, saying the island was "hit as hard as you can hit." 

On Monday night, Trump broke his Twitter silence about Puerto Rico, describing how the island, which was already in rough state in terms of infrastructure, had been walloped by the storm and needs lots of other aid in addition to hurricane recovery efforts. 

Officials on Puerto Rico praised Trump and FEMA's response thus far to the storm. Governor Ricardo Rossello said he was "very grateful" for the Trump administration, and said that they moved quickly to deal with the storm. Rossello said that he has spoken to Trump several times.