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  Trump touts 'A plus' job in Puerto Rico, bashes San Juan mayor as Hurricane Florence approaches
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News DateWednesday, September 12, 2018 01:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionPresident Donald Trump on Wednesday morning touted his administration's much-maligned storm response track record, complaining his team's recovery efforts in Puerto Rico — where thousands died in the wake of Hurricane Maria — went "unappreciated," and slammed San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.

"We got A Pluses for our recent hurricane work in Texas and Florida (and did an unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico, even though an inaccessible island with very poor electricity and a totally incompetent Mayor of San Juan). We are ready for the big one that is coming!" Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning.

While Trump claimed that his administration did a "great job" in Puerto Rico, recovery efforts on the island are ongoing even as the scale of Hurricane Maria's toll has only recently become clear. A recent report sponsored by the Puerto Rican government showed nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the storm, a figure much higher than the official death toll of 64, which the federal government maintained for months.
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