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President Trump has been criticized for his apathetic response to Hurricane Maria. Trump's initial tweets about Puerto Rico focused on their debt to Wall Street, and the president has still not agreed to lift the Jones Actwhich would allow more supplies to get into the storm-ravaged island. But others have defended Trump; he did authorize additional disaster assistance for FEMA and the governor of Puerto Rico thanked the president for his quick response. What do you think? 🇵🇷

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President Trump has been widely criticized for his handling of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which left the island completely without power

After Hurricane Maria destroyed what Hurricane Irma had spared, more than 10,000 homes are decimated, roads are blocked, bridges collapsed and there is no fresh water, fuel, power or phone service. Leaders in Puerto Rico are describing a horror show unfolding and pleading for federal help, which has not been overwhelming.

Petula Dvorak writes in The Washington Post that Trump's response has been tepid in part because he has little to gain from helping Puerto Rico.

There’s no more Trump resort in Puerto Rico, nor are there votes for Trump to court.
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While celebrities lent their private planes to the relief effort, President Trump spent his time tweeting about the NFL, which was criticized by many.

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And when Trump finally commented on Puerto Rico, his statements were viewed as cold by many. The president focused on the country's debt to Wall Street, while expressing little concern for the 3.4 million U.S. citizens who reside in Puerto Rico.

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But Trump has made multiple statements supporting the relief effort in Puerto Rico and encouraging FEMA to continue doing their job.

"I'd like to take a moment to send America's hearts and prayers to the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Both have been devastated, and I mean absolutely devastated, by Hurricane Maria. We're doing everything in our power to help the hard-hit people of both places, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands."
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However, Trump did authorize additional FEMA assistance to help rebuild Puerto Rico.

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But many think Trump has completely botched his handling of Puerto Rico, and some have even called for his impeachment.

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While others have defended the president, including the Governor of Puerto Rico himself.

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