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Has Trump supported Puerto Rico enough?

Trump has ignored Puerto Rico

He provided all the necessary aid

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Through his tweets, Trump has shown a distinct lack of empathy for the suffering of Puerto Rico, suggests Raul A. Reyes of CNN. The protectorate, of which all residents are US citizens, has been devastated, leaving many people without electricity and other essentials. Trump’s attention was clearly on the NFL protest, he tweeted about it several times over the weekend. When he did address Puerto Rico, he stressed its debts to Wall Street, which was highly out of place. The president doesn’t seem to understand the gravity of the situation and hasn’t given Puerto Rico the attention it desperately needs.

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The media has highly exaggerated its criticism of the president, trying to paint the Puerto Rico situation as ‘Trump's Katrina.’ Aid operations are successfully underway, leading to Puerto Rico's governor and San Juan’s mayor praising Trump and his government. He, and several US organizations such as FEMA have responded in all the necessary ways, argues Charles C. W. Cooke of National Review. In fact, the president has given all the support he could to the relief effort in Puerto Rico. His tweets may not have been perfectly worded, but they don’t reflect the actual situation.

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