Trump: People are starting to realize ‘amazing work’ being done in Puerto Rico

Trump: People are starting to realize ‘amazing work’ being done in Puerto Rico
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President Trump on Sunday again touted the work of FEMA and the U.S. military in helping Puerto Rico recover from the devastation left by Hurricane Maria.

In a series of tweets, Trump said people are now starting to realize the "amazing work" that has been done in Puerto Rico.

"We have done a great job with the almost impossible situation in Puerto Rico," Trump tweeted.


"Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates,...people are now starting to recognize the amazing work that has been done by FEMA and our great Military."

Trump also thanked the governor of Puerto Rico and those working with the first responders.

"All buildings now inspected...for safety," he tweeted.

"Thank you to the Governor of P.R. and to all of those who are working so closely with our First Responders. Fantastic job!"

Trump in recent days has been pushing back against criticism that his administration did not do enough to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.

On Saturday, he praised his administration's efforts while lashing out at the mayor of San Juan, who had criticized the response in an emotional plea for help.

Lawmakers have called for aid including food, water and medicine to be more quickly distributed to storm victims on the island, which saw massive power outages following the hurricane. 

Trump plans to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday.