Trump promises all-out response to Hurricane Florence

Erika Holt
September 13, 2018

The president praised the response to the series of storms that battered the United States past year, saying, "I think Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success".

"I think Puerto Rico was incredibly successful", Trump said, noting that the island location is "tough" during a hurricane due to the inability to transport vital equipment and supplies by truck.

President Trump upset folks on Tuesday by again patting his administration on the back for a job well done in Puerto Rico.

President Donald Trump is calling the USA government's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico "incredibly successful" even though a recent federal report found that almost 3,000 people died.

"And that's the way emergency management and disaster response works best", Brock told reporters Tuesday.

"Now is not the time to pass judgment; it is time to channel every effort to improve the lives of over 3 million Americans in Puerto Rico", Rosselló said. Only 15 percent said Trump's response to Hurricane Maria, which killed more than 3,000 residents after making landfall in September 2017, was "excellent", "very good" or "good".

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the government is ready for massive Hurricane Florence and insisted that his administration's response to the devastation in Puerto Rico a year ago was an "underappreciated great job".

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A day earlier, the president praised the response to the series of storms.

Trump, having long struggled to express empathy at times of national crises, sparked outrage when he feuded with the mayor of San Juan and passed out paper towels to victims like he was shooting baskets during his visit to the island.

"My teams knew about it but first they will say, "no we cannot use them, ' months later water was no good for human consumption", he tweeted".

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the federal government would spare no expense in responding to the likely damage from Hurricane Florence, which is forecast to slam the Carolina coast later this week.

"We do not want to see Hurricane Isaac hit Puerto Rico", he said.

The states of Virginia, North Carolina and SC haven't seen a storm of such size and intensity in 25 years or perhaps ever, Trump said.

Santana took the photos on Tuesday and posted them to his Facebook because he was angry to still see the bottles still there which had been at the same location since last October of a year ago. North and SC and Virginia ordered mass evacuations along the coast.

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