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Trump Whines His Job on Hurricane Maria Is ‘Unappreciated’

Donald Trump has complained that his administration’s widely condemned work on Hurricane Maria—after which nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico—hasn’t been properly appreciated. The president was derided Tuesday for describing last year’s response to the Category 5 storm in Puerto Rico as “tremendous,” leading the mayor of its capital to say: “If he thinks the death of 3,000 people is a success God help us all.” Puerto Rico only fully restored full power last month, nearly a year after the hurricane hit. Trump boasted on Twitter Wednesday morning: “We got A Pluses for our recent hurricane work in Texas and Florida (and did an unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico, even though an inaccessible island with very poor electricity and a totally incompetent Mayor of San Juan). We are ready for the big one that is coming!” Trump went on to say his administration is “fully prepared” for the incoming Hurricane Florence, with the “finest people” on the job.