President Trump To Visit Puerto Rico Next Tuesday

Thursday, September 28th 2017, 4:18 am

By: News On 6

President Donald Trump says he’ll visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday to survey damage caused by Hurricane Maria.

Trump announced the visit after the administration was criticized for the pace of its response to widespread damage on the Caribbean island that is home to more than 3.4 million U.S. citizens.

Trump said Tuesday is the earliest he can visit without disrupting recovery and relief operations.

Power is still out, and the FCC said Wednesday more than 91 percent of cellphone sites are out of service.

Puerto Rico's governor told CBS News that food, water and medicine were just sitting at the port waiting to be delivered.  Most of the roads on the island are still blocked or damaged.

Another problem? Fuel shortages. Gasoline has become like liquid gold. Lines to buy fuel for generators stretch for miles.

Trump said next week’s trip may include a stop in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were also ravaged by recent hurricanes.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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