‘This Is an Island, Surrounded by Water’: Trump Defends Puerto Rico Relief Response Time - NBC 6 South Florida

‘This Is an Island, Surrounded by Water’: Trump Defends Puerto Rico Relief Response Time

President Donald Trump rebuffed criticism over the time his administration took to respond to Puerto Rico's pleas for aid following Hurricane Maria. He cited the geography of Puerto Rico, the scale of the damage done to the island, as well as a shortage of help from local authorities who had to see to their own families in wake of the disaster as a defense. 

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