Trump attacked for calling Hurricane Maria response an 'incredible success'
13 September, 2018, 03:41 | Author: Myra Gill
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 awful response that cost more lives than what the storm death toll originally claimed.
"We'll handle it, we're ready, we're able".
This comes after recent reports found that almost 3,000 Puerto Ricans died as a result of last year's storm.
Cuomo also indicated last week that he was going to help families sue Trump for his inaction during the storm, accusing the White House of violating Puerto Ricans' constitutional rights of equal protection under the law.
"The historical relationship between Puerto Rico and Washington is unfair and un-American".
Asked on Tuesday what lessons the administration learned in 2017 responding to storms in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, Trump boasted that he deserved top marks.
While the President has frequently praised the government response in the year since the hurricane, others in the administration have acknowledged learned lessons.
Chávez said in his statement that the agency had "been in contact with FEMA and the Department of Health to test the water inventory received by the federal agency". "You did not do a good job in Puerto Rico". Mr. Trump also appeared to place blame for any failings in response to the storm on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto.
While defending the handling of the previous storm, he urged caution in regards to the new one bearing down on North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
"The safety of American people is my absolute highest priority", Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. "We are totally prepared".
The president's remarks drew swift backlash from the island and the mainland as Trump sought to assure the public his administration was "ready as anybody has ever been" for the powerful 500-mile wide Hurricane Florence swirling toward the Carolinas.
It is ranked as the third costliest storm for the United States since 1900.
Florence was expected to blow ashore late Thursday or early Friday, then slow down and wring itself out for days, unloading 1 to 2½ feet (0.3 to 0.8 meters) of rain that could cause flooding well inland and wreak environmental havoc by washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms. Pleasant, South Carolina is and barricaded, after Gov. Henry McMaster ordered a mandatory evacuation due to Hurricane Florence, Sept. 11, 2018.
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Hurricane Florence rapidly formed into a powerful Category 4 storm Monday as it churned towards the U.S. Helene is predicted to avoid landfall, while Isaac poses a threat to the Caribbean, USA Today reports.
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Puerto Rico's governor last month raised the US territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975. Trump again called it an "unsung success" hampered by San Juan Mayor Carmon Yulin Cruz , and the whole "island" thing.
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