And we begin with what authorities are calling a humanitarian disaster in Puerto Rico. Reporter: And the ground, total devastation. Puerto Rico is very important to me, and Puerto Rico, the people are fantastic people. We need help right now.
"The Puerto Rican people [have been] awesome, taking care of them, charging their cell phones". This is going to turn to be Mr. Trump's Katrina. That time must be granted, but lawmakers in Washington, D.C. have an obligation to ensure that the outcome of that case does not reward financiers while Puerto Ricans suffer and die.
"So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace", Skerrit said.
"Let me begin by saying that our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, who are suffering in the wake of yet another catastrophic hurricane", Trump said. "So that as they start interfacing with families, they're providing us with information about families that may be coming with children".
But that's assuming Trump can stay on message.
Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico last week, whipping the island with Irma-level winds, drenching it in Harvey-level flooding, crippling communications, decimating buildings and damaging a dam that puts downstream residents at risk of catastrophe. Not at all. Not at all. Not at all. I have plenty of time on my hands. "We are resilient, we have high spirits and we know that we will rebuild".
"He helps to track when patients are being airlifted from an island to a medical facility here in the United States or one of the other islands". "We still need more, and the president understands that and his team understands that". But this came only after he came dangerously close to repeating the same mistakes that come with an ambivalent response. Inexplicably, the Trump administration also has declined to waive restrictions on foreign ships' transporting cargo to Puerto Rico, though it did waive such restrictions for Texas and Florida.