Trump to request more disaster relief funds this week: report

Trump to request more disaster relief funds this week: report
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The Trump administration will reportedly ask Congress this week for more relief funds after hurricanes devastated parts of the U.S.

The administration plans to request that Congress approve $10 billion to $15 billion for the FEMA disaster relief fund, Politico reported.

The funding request would go toward relief for impacted areas including Puerto Rico, according to Politico.

The request comes as President Trump faces backlash over his administration's response to the devastation on the island.

Trump has defended the response and took to Twitter over the weekend to attack the mayor of San Juan, who criticized the federal response in an emotional plea for help.

On Sunday, Trump tweeted that people are starting to recognize the "amazing work that has been done" by the military and FEMA in Puerto Rico. He also thanked the governor of Puerto Rico and those working closely with the first responders.

Many residents in Puerto Rico are still without basic necessities, such as food, water and electricity.

Trump was expected to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, but White House officials said early Monday that his trip is under review after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Texas and Florida were also devastated by recent hurricanes.