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Schumer calls on Trump to appoint official to oversee Puerto Rico relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Charles Schumer, the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, is calling on President Donald Trump to name a single official to oversee and coordinate relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. FILE PHOTO – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) departs after a full-Senate briefing by Deputy …

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Trump calls Puerto Ricans 'wonderful'; reprises comments on island's pre-storm woes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump praised Puerto Rico’s people on Friday, calling them “wonderful” and having an “unmatched spirit” as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria and he weathers criticism for his handling of the disaster. But the compliment was backhanded as Trump alluded again to …

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Trump says Puerto Ricans are 'wonderful,' have 'unmatched spirit'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump praised the people of Puerto Rico on Friday, calling them “wonderful” and praising their “unmatched spirit” as the U.S. territorial island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria and he weathers criticism for his handling of the aftermath. “The wonderful people of Puerto Rico, …

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U.S. House approves disaster funds as Trump criticizes Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new package of U.S. disaster assistance sailed through the House of Representatives on Thursday, despite President Donald Trump expressing impatience with having to devote federal resources for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico’s recovery. The Republican-controlled House voted 353-69 to approve $36.5 billion in emergency relief for Puerto Rico …

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