His comments come one day before House Speaker Paul Ryan leads a congressional delegation to the island to check on recovery efforts.
(The comments also drew a scathing response on liberal cable stations, to which Trump later replied by tweet: "The Fake News is going all out in order to demean and denigrate! Such hatred!")
In the first of his three tweets today, Trump quoted Sinclair Broadcast Group journalist Sharyl Attkisson:
"'Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making,' says Sharyl Attkisson. A total lack of accountability say (sic) the Governor. Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes. Congress to decide how much to spend. We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!"
Defense Secretary James Mattis told an Oct. 3 hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee it is "all hands on deck" for storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, a situation that is affecting planned troop deployments to places like Afghanistan.Read more at CNSNews