Despite the media constantly trotting out San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz to bash President Trump for his response to Hurricane Maria, more and more evidence suggests that the President handled the crisis in an effective manner.
Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló told MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday that he was thankful for the U.S. government’s fast response to the devastating aftermath caused by Hurricane Maria.
Co-host Willie Geist asked Rosselló what his thoughts were when Trump asked him to rate the performance of how the government responded to the hurricane:
“I just answered truthfully,” he said. “The truth of the matter is, the president has responded. He has responded to all of our petitions. I’ve had enormous access to the president and to his staff, and they have done so quickly.”
Rosselló also mentioned that his discussions with the White House included more than just short-term solutions to problems in Puerto Rico:
“We are very grateful for that and I wanted to answer truthfully,” Rosselló continued. “We had a great set of meetings in the White House. We not only had the opportunity to speak with the president and vice president, but also to talk about the immediate, midterm, and long-term necessities for Puerto Rico.”
Earlier this week, a video surfaced that showed large quantities of aid supplies that had been ruined after they were exposed to rain and rats: