‘The View’ Brought Governor Of Puerto Rico On To Make Trump Look Bad, Then Things Took A Turn…

“The president has been in contact with me almost on a daily basis.”

In a Wednesday appearance via satellite on The View, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello spoke about the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria and thanked President Donald Trump and the federal government for a “very good” and “very effective” response to the storms.

In the span of two weeks, Puerto Rico was struck by two powerful hurricanes that left the island crippled.

“Right now, the whole island, the infrastructure is devastated.” Rossello said. “This hurricane has hit every corner of Puerto Rico. We have no energy grid. We have little access to water.”

Rossello said his administration is “working closely with the federal government to make sure we have all of our efforts ongoing,” but that it is “critical” that Puerto Rico receives more assistance.

The Trump administration is facing criticism for its response in the aftermath of the two storms, with some even calling it woeful.

In a Thursday tweet, Trump contended that first responders were doing a “GREAT” job in Puerto Rico.


The View’s co-host Sara Haines referred to the president’s assertion of the “great” effort when she asked Rossello how the Trump administration was doing “in terms of response so far.”

“And do you think it’s enough?” Haines asked.

“Here’s the two components we need to consider,” said Rossello. “The president has been in contact with me almost on a daily basis. So he is aware of the devastation, and I thank him for issuing pre-land emergency declarations. He has also given instructions to FEMA and other federal agencies to help Puerto Rico.”

Rossello noted that the effort is ongoing and said “it’s very good and it’s very effective.”

Rossello discussed the “logistical threats” the island is facing, saying, “What we really need are some human resources, which we’ve requested.” Truckers on the island who transported fuel and food have not reported to work, and supplies are not reaching some areas, Rossello said. “It’s a challenging situation.”

FEMA and personnel from the Department of Defense have been deployed to assist the people of Puerto Rico, according to Rossello.

Rossello called the two-hurricane strike “the most devastating event in the history of Puerto Rico” and urged the federal government to act quickly and “treat Puerto Rico equally” to “avoid a humanitarian crisis in the United States and put Puerto Rico on the path to recovery.”

Puerto Ricans “need to rethink how to build, how to make our communities safer and how to prepare for these disasters,” Rossello said, noting that with help they can make the territory “stronger than ever.”

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