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Trumps Arrive In Storm-Damaged Puerto Rico

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The Trumps are visiting Puerto Rico Tuesday. Associated Press Photo. The Trumps are visiting Puerto Rico Tuesday. Associated Press Photo.

President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, have arrived in storm-damaged Puerto Rico.

The first couple is visiting Tuesday to review the U.S. island's recovery from Hurricane Maria, which blew ashore September 20. They are meeting with local and federal officials working to restore power and deliver food and supplies to Puerto Rico's 3.4 million people.

Trump's visit comes after what critics have said was a too-slow response to the crisis on the island. The president said Tuesday that local "have to give us more help" in responding to the devastation. Trump on Tuesday praised the federal response, saying, "it's now acknowledged what a great job we've done."

Trump said Tuesday that "in Texas and in Florida we get an A-plus, and I'll tell you what, I think we've done just as good in Puerto Rico."

The president said roads are cleared and communications are "starting to come back." He says on a "local level they have to give us more help."

The president lashed out at the mayor of San Juan after she criticized the federal response. He now says that San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz "has come back a long way."

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