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Trump Lashes Out at Puerto Rico Mayor Who Criticized Storm Response

PhotoCarmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, in 2016. Ms. Cruz had criticized the Trump administration on Friday for its rosy comments on the state of hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, and the president responded Saturday morning.Credit Xavier J. Araujo/GDA, via Associated PressWASHINGTON — 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 island, which lacks electricity and has limited cellphone service, water and fuel, was not doing enough to help itself.In a series of early-morning messages on Twitter from his New Jersey golf club, where he is spending the weekend, Mr. Trump dismissed the statements by the capital’s mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz, as political and asserted that his administration had organized a response by federal workers who are “doing a fantastic job.”Mr […]

White House Memo: Trump Rates His Hurricane Relief: ‘Great.’ ‘Amazing.’ ‘Tremendous.’

NYT

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White House Memo: Trump Rates His Hurricane Relief: ‘Great.’ ‘Amazing.’ ‘Tremendous.’

“We have been really treated very, very nicely by the governor,” Mr. Trump said of Mr. Rosselló, whose island is without power, water or fuel — putting it, the governor said on Monday, on the brink of a humanitarian crisis.The busy hurricane season of 2017 has given fresh purpose to a president who, until now, made most of his own weather inside the West Wing. On Tuesday, he said he would visit Puerto Rico and the storm-ravaged Virgin Islands next week. The White House issued photos of a grave-looking Mr. Trump being briefed in the Situation Room.But the hurricanes are yet another reminder of this president’s rare capacity for self-congratulation — a trait that seems particularly ill-suited to the aftermath of deadly disasters, when the plight of people who lost homes or even family members would seem to take precedence over testimonials to FEMA.From the start, Mr. Trump has had trouble separating himself from the story. On his first visit to Texas after Hurricane Harvey swamped Houston, the president went to a firehouse in Corpus Christi, nearly 220 miles away, for a briefing with federal, state and local officials that stopped just short of being a pep rally […]

Q&A: What Keeps Puerto Rico’s Governor Awake at Night

NYT

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Q&A: What Keeps Puerto Rico’s Governor Awake at Night

PhotoGov. Ricardo A. Rosselló said the first priority was the safety and well-being of Puerto Rico residents. Decisions on rebuilding can come later, he said.Credit Erika P. Rodriguez for The New York TimesSAN JUAN, P.R. — Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló of Puerto Rico discussed the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the needs of island residents with a reporter from The New York Times on Tuesday. […]

‘This Is Like in War’: A Scramble to Care for Puerto Rico’s Sick and Injured

NYT

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