Trump Lambasts Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts in Twitter Fusillade

Puerto Rico’s struggle to recover from the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Maria was lambasted by President Donald Trump in a series of tweets Thursday morning, the president blaming local officials for the island’s ongoing hardships and warning that federal responders will not remain “in P.R. forever.”

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Trump in Puerto Rico, Lauds Administration’s Relief Effort

On the ground in Puerto Rico nearly two weeks after a hurricane ravaged the island, President Donald Trump heaped praise Tuesday on his administration’s relief workers and, more selectively, Puerto Rican officials after earlier dismissing critics of the federal response as “politically motivated ingrates.”

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Hurricane Irma, as Seen From the International Space Station

Hurricane Irma, the strongest Atlantic hurricane in recorded history, slammed into the Caribbean packing sustained winds of 185 mph and is now taking aim at the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. This photo, taken from the International Space Station on Tuesday, shows the size of the storm and its exceptionally well-defined eye.

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