Air Force Preps One Trip To Puerto Rico As The President Confronts Criticism Head On.
With Everything Going On President Trump’s Plate Is Full This Week.
President-Elect Donald J. Trump, Has a heavy workload this week, between the Vegas massacre, on-going disaster relief in Puerto Rico and the ever-present North Korean threat. Air Force One will be embarking on a flight to Peurto Rico for a planned trip to oversee relief efforts.
Trump has been receiving harsh criticism from Puerto Rico officials over unforeseeable delays because of poor infrastructure throughout the islands. Where Trump’s visit should be in support and directive it will now also entail confronting Trump’s criticizers. It will be interesting, to say the least, to see how Puerto Rico’s officials will act face to face with the Commander and Chief.
As Reported by Fox News.
Hurricane Maria has exacerbated the dire situation in Puerto Rico, a territory that has been in economic recession for about a decade and undergoing a debt crisis. The economic woes left the country’s infrastructure in a sorry state, making the recovery harder.
Almost two weeks after the hurricane slammed the territory, more than 90 percent of residents are still left without power. Some hospitals reportedly have no power as well. Rural areas still struggle to access essential needs such as food, fresh water or medicine.
Trump’s visit is thought to be about fixing the perception among some that the administration has neglected the response to the crisis. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday the trip will be about the recovery to which the administration is “fully committed to.”
“The top priority for the federal government is certainly to protect the lives and the safety of those in affected areas and provide life-sustaining services as we work together to rebuild their lives,” she said.
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