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Trump to Visit Puerto Rico After Calling Critics “Politically Motivated Ingrates”

HeadlineOct 03, 2017

President Trump travels to Puerto Rico today, some two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, destroying its electrical grid and leaving more than half of Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million residents with no access to clean water. Food and fuel continue to be in short supply, and the Federal Communications Commission says nearly 90 percent of cellphone towers remain out of service. Trump’s visit comes just two days after he called Puerto Rican leaders who’ve criticized his hurricane response “politically motivated ingrates,” and said Puerto Ricans “want everything to be done for them.” Later in the broadcast, we’ll go to San Juan for an update on a protest against Trump’s visit and the latest on Hurricane Maria relief efforts.

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