Trump visits Puerto Rico with a puzzling message

Mr Trump and Melania Trump arrive on Air Force One

Mr Trump and Melania Trump arrive on Air Force One

The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan, described Donald Trump's visit to the hurricane-hit island as "insulting".

Colbert then showed footage of a press conference in San Juan, when Trump said that Puerto Rico's weather is "second to none", expect for the hurricanes, "and you really got hit".

Ms Cruz wore the shirt during an interview in which she attacked the President for his visit to Puerto Rico after the United States territory was devastated by a hurricane. Stepping back to rejoin a line of marchers, many of whom waved anti-Trump signs and chanted "Food for the people!". In the long term, it must focus on rebuilding to stabilise and strengthen Puerto Rico's crippled, debt-ridden economy, modernise its infrastructure, and encourage young people to stay and tourists to return.

In any event, bringing the US into the fray would make a hard case even more complicated, bankruptcy experts say.

Two weeks after the storm knocked out 100 percent of the island's power, only 8.6 percent has been restored in a process that is expected to take months, the governor said Wednesday.

They were expected to spend more than five hours on the ground, meeting first responders, local officials and some of the 3.4 million people whose lives have been upended by a hurricane that, in the president's words, left the island US territory "flattened".

"I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you've thrown our budget a little out of whack..."

Puerto Rico's huge debt burden - totaling $73 billion - forced it to file in May for the biggest US municipal bankruptcy in history.

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Of that, $13bn would be for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas, while the other $16bn would be for the government-backed flood insurance programme.

As Trump motorcaded to various spots on the island, passing broken highway dividers and hundreds of downed trees, one local woman held up a sign at the president that read: "You are a bad hombre".

Trump's response to the situation in Puerto Rico-which has seen more than 90 percent of people left without power and running water, as well as widespread food shortages-has prompted criticism, particularly after he entered into a Twitter spat with the governor of San Juan.

Air Force One brought the president, first lady Melania Trump and aides to Puerto Rico for a tour stretching through the afternoon.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello also stressed the importance of preparation.

This comes right after what many saw as a horrific visit to Puerto Rico by the President on Tuesday where the executive in chief was throwing rolls of paper towels into the crowd. "But that's fine. We have saved a lot of lives - every death is a horror", he said.

There will be time for the administration to take credit for Puerto Rico's return to normalcy.

During Trump's visit to the US territory on Tuesday, the mayor and president shook hands. The hurricane killed over 1,800 people and caused about $108 billion in damages. "[Trump] said the Puerto Ricans just want everything done for them".

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