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Fox News Turns On Trump - Slams President For Doing This 1 Thing

By all indications, the Trump administration has knocked it out of the park with its response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Plans were laid out in advance of the major storms making landfall, and they were executed immediately. While there remains a ton of work that needs to be done, that was a huge kickstart to the recovery efforts. President Donald Trump and company have received praise for the response for the most part, but they certainly can’t rest on their laurels. Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico, and the island will need a ton of help to put the pieces together.

As the Independent Journal Reviews shares, Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera doesn’t feel that the devastation in Puerto Rico is receiving enough attention from the Trump administration. Rivera is not just throwing theories out there to see what sticks either, as he’s been reporting from the ground to share what he’s seen.

“It's very, very, very spotty. It's very frustrating because there's no coordination,” Rivera noted.

He explains that there’s still debris all over the place, including “telephone poles sitting across the highway” and “big road signs crushed into the middle lane of a three-lane highway,” and he’s openly worrying that the island is getting the short stick.

“This is an extremely dire situation that unless it's going to become the kind of screwed up response that Katrina was, we have to see practical results and the practical results are: put some people back online,” Rivera added.

Rivera made it clear that he’s not throwing stones at anyone, but he’s hoping to draw attention to how dire the situation is. He considers the president a friend, but he’s hoping to see a lot more effort when it comes to helping the victims of Maria.

“This isn’t the time for blame. This is the time to help a fellow American citizen,” Rivera added. “With due respect to the president, and I think what we need here in Puerto Rico is more compassion.”

Trump has received some criticism for his response to Maria from other sources as well, and he’s slated to visit Puerto Rico next week to get a firsthand look at how response efforts are going.

“We've gotten A-pluses on Texas and in Florida, and we will also on Puerto Rico,” Trump said during a press conference. “But the difference is this is an island sitting in the middle of an ocean. It’s a big ocean, it’s a very big ocean. And we’re doing a really good job.”

If there’s a problem with the response to Maria, we’ll give the commander-in-chief the benefit of the doubt that he’ll get the situation rectified. He’s come across as someone that’s personally vested in recovery efforts to date, and there’s nothing to suggest that has changed. That being said, if balls were dropped somewhere, he needs to be clear about that and explain what happened, while also expediting the relief efforts for Puerto Rico as much as possible.

Source: Independent Journal Review
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