But barely three weeks after the category 5 hurricane touched down. the President says we can't keep FEMA and the military in Puerto Rico "forever".
The president attacked the USA territory in a series of tweets on Thursday.
But he added: "We can not keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been incredible (under the most hard circumstances) in P.R. forever!"
So when the president traveled to Puerto Rico last week to prove the haters and losers decrying his total lack of empathy wrong, it wasn't entirely surprising that his remarks there included more of the same.
Cuomo today announced that major shipments of supplies, including more than 425,000 pounds of water, diapers, baby food, wipes, canned goods, dry food, juice, and solar-powered lamps have been delivered to Puerto Rico.
Trump has come under fire for a patronising and callous attitude to the island, and got into a high-profile spat with the capital's mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz.More news: First Industrial Realty Trust, (NYSE:FR) Sees Significantly Lower Trading Volume
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The decimated infrastructure on Puerto Rico has made deliveries of supplies and aid almost impossible, especially to the smaller towns. The main issue with that hurricane was that the levies broke, sending flood waters into the city, drowning hundreds or even thousands of people while destroying virtually everything in its path.
The island, whose 3.4 million residents are United States citizens, is 90% without power three weeks after Hurricane Maria.
In another tweet, Schumer wrote, "Why do you continue to treat Puerto Ricans differently than other Americans when it comes to natural disasters?" Trump tweeted a little after 7 a.m.
If Trump abandons Puerto Rico, it will be an impeachable offense.
"Trump's criticism of Puerto Rico's recovery effort isn't new - he tweeted on September 30, ".Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. "These are great people. We want them to be safe, and sound, and secure, and we will be there every day until that happens".