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Puerto Rico in ruins

Trump heads to hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico

President Trump heads to San Juan on Tuesday to meet with Puerto Rican authorities, first responders, and some of the U.S. Caribbean territory's residents still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. The storm was the most powerful to hit Puerto Rico in nearly a century, and two weeks later 95 percent of the island's 3.4 million residents are still without power. People in the countryside have limited access to food and fresh water.

Trump has traded jabs with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who called for a stronger federal response, and the Trump administration noted that there are now more than 10,000 federal officials on the island helping.