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Trump Doubles Down on ‘Great Job’ on Hurricane Maria Response

  • Hurricane Maria blamed for 2,975 Puerto Rico deaths in 2017
  • Trump promises U.S. government ready for ‘big one’ coming
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Trump Calls Maria Response an ‘Unsung Success’ Despite 2,975 Deaths
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President Donald Trump insisted for a second day that his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico was a success and lashed out at the island’s local government, as a major storm closed in on the Carolina coast.

"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)," Trump said in a Twitter posting. "We are ready for the big one that is coming!"