Puerto Rico

Trump gives Puerto Rico response a grade of 10 out of 10, meets with governor at White House

Trump gives Puerto Rico response a grade of 10 out of 10, meets with governor at White House

President Donald Trump on Thursday said the federal response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico deserves a grade of 10 out of 10 as he met at the White House with Ricardo Rossello, the governor of the U.S. territory.

"It would say it's a 10," Trump said, arguing that the destruction wrought by Hurricane Maria "was in many ways worse than anything people have ever seen."

"It went right through the middle of the island, right through the middle of Puerto Rico," Trump said as Rosselló sat by his side in the Oval Office.

Trump's assessment was at odds with public polling - fewer than half of Americans approve of how he's handled a...

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