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Trump gets a 10 on Puerto Rico response from San Juan mayor — but on a very different scale
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz finally agrees with President Donald Trump on something: the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was a 10. Only for the mayor it's out of 100 — a failing grade, compared to Trump's perfect 10 out of 10 that he gave himself at a White House meeting with the Puerto Rico governor Thursday. SEE ALSO: Mayor of San Juan tells Trump that he is leaving Puerto Rico to die "I think the president lives in an alternative reality world that only he believes the things that he is saying," Cruz said about her "grade" for Trump. Cruz spoke to CNN on the one-month anniversary of the deadly hurricane blowing through the island nation. With about 3 million residents (out of a population of 3.4 million) still without electricity a month later, Cruz is critical of any praise to the response. Adding to the slow recovery is a lack of basic services like water, with only barely 70 percent of the nation back to proper water resources. In the northern part of the territory only 36 percent of residents have access to clean drinking water. The death toll is at 49 and growing. After a month of federal aid and relief, these numbers paint a different story than Trump's 10 out of 10. WATCH: Pitbull sends his private jet to Puerto Rico cancer patients
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:48:25 -0400
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