Maria, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm, caused an island-wide power outage, nearly completely knocked out communications including satellite phones and left 80% of the island without access to water in the days following the storm. "I trust that this process was carried out properly", he said. Trump called the count a move by Democrats to make him look bad.
House Democratic Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer slammed Mr. Trump for focusing on himself.
In the Oval Office on Tuesday, the president praised his administration's response to the series of storms in 2017.
"Nearly 3,000 people died", tweeted Sen. Elizabeth Warren of MA that there have been 2,431 applications for funeral assistance from Puerto Rico, as of July 30.
Trump, having long struggled to express empathy at times of national crises, sparked outrage when during his visit to the island he feuded with the mayor of San Juan and passed out paper towels to victims like he was shooting baskets.
The elderly and impoverished were hardest hit by the hurricane. "The Trump administration led us to believe they were helping when they weren't up to par, and they didn't allow other countries to help us", Cruz told CNN in late August.
"Puerto Rico was, actually, our toughest one of all because it's an island, so you just - you can't truck things onto it".
But Trump, that official said, was unwilling to admit even internally that more needed to be done on the island.
"Only Donald Trump would try to make the deaths of almost 3,000 Americans into a story about himself and his political fortunes", Mr. Hoyer said in a statement.
Meanwhile, yet another monster storm spins towards the East Coast, millions of US citizens are in harm's way, and he's tweeting about two-day old news.
The panel seemed to agree that Trump hasn't done very much to convince the Puerto Rican people he really sympathizes with them.
Marty Bahamonde, director of disaster operations at FEMA, confirmed that the agency delivered the bottled water to the island but said the agency didn't track specific shipments.
The General Services Administration in Puerto Rico (GSA) says it requested FEMA's inventory of excess water through a federal program on April 17 and was given approval to use the supplies on April 26.
Hurricane Maria hit on September 20, 2017, and is estimated to have caused $100 billion in damage.
All told, about 1,800 people died in that 2005 storm.
Just in case listeners didn't connect " Hard White " to the Cardi B altercation, Minaj added the hashtag #NYFW to her post. Opening her latest episode on Monday, she got straight down to business, recapping the incident from her perspective.
A man walks near a logo of Tesla outside its China headquarters at China Central Mall in Beijing, China July 11, 2018. Tesla shares fell as much as 10% to $252.25 as of 9.46am in NY , the steepest intra-day drop since June 2016.
But del Potro might have an ace up his sleeve - a group of 14 mates who have come to NY from his home town of Tandil, Argentina. Nadal would figure to have a tougher time in his fourth meeting with del Potro in the last of five Grand Slam tournaments.
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Russia's top security officials routinely speak of active attempts by the CIA and other Western agencies to recruit Russians. As a result, Basu said, police weren't yet ready to bring charges in the second poisoning.
Djokovic said the tournament needs to address the problem of air-conditioning in an arena which can hold nearly 25,000 people. The No. 21 seed continued his strong season after returning from a wrist injury that forced him to miss the U.S.
Papadopoulos was the key to discovering that, the government says. "I might have, but I have no recollection of doing so". But the attorney said "the president of the United States hindered this investigation more than Papadopoulos ever could".
Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid have got a flawless start to their La Liga campaign as the defending champions have garnered maximum points from three games.
Evacuations start as Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on Philippines
Mangkhut has already swept past the USA territory of Guam, in the western Pacific, where it caused flooding and power outages. Residents covered glass windows with wood, strengthened houses with rope and wooden braces and moved fishing boats to safety.
Turkey renews call for ceasefire in Idlib
About 2,000 US troops are now operating in Syria, a lot of them in the eastern region of the country. After each attack, President Donald Trump ordered strikes on Syrian military bases.
Aaron Rodgers: 'I'm Playing Next Week'
His night was presumed over, but Rodgers returned after halftime and led Green Bay to an improbable comeback win. Quelle bombe pour Geronimo Allison et le TD! Regardless, Zimmer remains one of the best characters in the NFL.
LeBron shouts out Khalil Mack
The Packers cut the Bears' lead to 20-17 with 9:01 to play on Aaron Rodgers' 12-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams . The ovation from the crowd lifts you up, gives the energy, the momentum of the game, and you feel the tide turning.
Nadal retires in US Open semi
The negative thing is two of them have been in the quarterfinals and semifinals of a grand slam, close to fight for titles. But the big Argentine swept through the tiebreaker, wrapping up the opener after 69 minutes of impressive shot-making.