Pence Defends Puerto Rico Response


Vice President Mike Pence defended the federal government’s response to hurricane damage in Puerto Rico on Saturday, saying that response teams are making “real progress.”

“With leadership of @POTUS & @ricardorossello – @FEMA & Team Puerto Rico making real progress,” Pence tweeted at President Trump and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello (D).

“Millions more meals & water delivered today. 51 of 69 hospitals taking patients, half of grocery/big box stores now open, 11 major highways cleared & over 60% of fuel stations open,” Pence continued, “much more work to do but as @POTUS has said to PR & VI: We are with you, we will stay with you, and we will come back stronger than ever.”

Pence’s tweets come after President Trump has faced massive backlash for his response to the humanitarian crisis on the U.S. island territory. Read more at The Hill.




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