Trump hails ‘tremendous progress’ in Puerto Rico – The Hill
President Trump hailed the âtremendous progressâ in Puerto Rico as he returned to the White House on Sunday.
“We’re doing really well on Puerto Rico. I’ll be going thereÂ on Tuesday. Tremendous progress being made,â Trump told reporters, according to a pool report.
âWe’re getting the roads open, we’re getting a lot of things done â really at a record clip. SoÂ we’re very happy with that. And I’ll be going thereÂ on Tuesday.”
Trump made the comments as he returned from a weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Earlier Sunday he dedicated the trophy at the Presidents Cup golf tournament to victims of the recent hurricanes that have hit the U.S.
Trumpâs administration is facing criticism for not doing enough to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria, which hit the island more than a week ago.
The territory is largely without power and more than half of the island doesnât have access to drinking water. Residents are facing food shortages and a collapsed infrastructure, and local officials say the situation is becoming a humanitarian crisis.
Trump and officials in his administration have defended their response, saying theyÂ have sentÂ resources and assistance to the islandÂ in response to the natural disaster.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump will travel to Puerto Rico on Tuesday.