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US President Trump tosses paper towels into Puerto Rico crowd

US President Trump tosses paper towels into Puerto Rico crowd

The Spanish newspaper labeled the decision of Trump to throw rolls of paper to the neighbors of Guaynabo - a municipality in the neighborhood of San Juan - as if they were basketball balls, as "rude".

Trump said this in front of victims and island government members.

Almost two weeks after the storm, which is estimated to have caused $90 million (£67 million) of damage, 95% of electricity customers remain without power - including hospitals.

He went on to compare the death toll caused by Hurricane Maria, which stood at 16, with the 1,833 killed by Hurricane Katrina - which the president described as "a real catastrophe".

While speaking to Puerto Ricans, Trump also mentioned Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney and brought up Puerto Rico's debt.

In the program's first hour, the cast on set took turns blasting the President's trip to Puerto Rico, specifically focusing on Trump's meeting with San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.

FEMA spokesman William Booher noted that the statistics remain on a website maintained by Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, which now indicates 54 percent of Puerto Ricans have access to drinking water and 9.2 percent have electricity.

Trump continued: 'We've spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico and that's fine, we've saved a lot of lives.

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Though he offered no details on his plan that will certainly ruffle feathers for Wall Street investors, Trump said, "We're going to do something".

A MASSIVE dam in Puerto Rico has burst prompting a mass evacuation and unleashing more devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

After revealing the gross shortage of supplies Puerto Rico has received, she said she was done playing nice: "So I am done being polite, I am done being politically correct".

He added: "I appreciate your support and I know you appreciate ours".

The governor of Puerto Rico says the official death toll from Hurricane Maria has been raised from from 16 to 34 peope. Trump apparently didn't like Cruz calling for more aid than what had been given to her and her country, and resorted to his commonly used Twitter attacks to essentially show his displeasure with her remarks.

Mr Trump has been criticised for what many say has been a slow response to the island's crisis.

The residents of Puerto Rico are very happy with the visit of Trump, as they believe it will strengthen their efforts to rebuild the hurricane hit area. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands need all of the help that they can get.