Gov. Of Puerto Rico Praises Federal Response To Hurricane [VIDEO]

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosello said Friday morning that he is pleased with the Trump administration’s response to Hurricane Maria despite criticism from the media and Democrats.

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“I have to say that the administration has responded to our petitions. FEMA, Brock Long, has been on the phone virtually all the time with me, checking out how things are going,” Rosello told CNN’s Chris Cuomo.

Cuomo initially tried to bait Rosello into bashing Trump’s response, telling him, “the president points to you as someone who is providing proof that the effort on the ground is great…and you know that there is a stark contrast between the word ‘great’ and the conditions many of your people are living in.”

“How do you explain these two versions of reality?” Cuomo asked Rosello.

However, Rosello’s positive response to the administration’s efforts to help Puerto Rico blew up Cuomo’s narrative, as Rosello explained that it is possible for the recovery to be slow even while the government pours in many resources.

“Within the limitations, everyone has all hands on deck,” he said.

President Trump, clearly watching the segment this morning, tweeted his thanks to Rosello for his words of praise.

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