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Biden knocks Trump before surveying Puerto Rico hurricane damage

Added 10-03-22 12:18:03pm EST - “President Biden jabbed at his predecessor Donald Trump Monday before heading to Puerto Rico to examine damage caused by Hurricane Fiona last month.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Biden knocks Trump before surveying Puerto Rico hurricane damage”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Biden jabbed at his predecessor, Donald Trump, Monday before heading to Puerto Rico to examine damage caused by Hurricane Fiona last month — telling reporters the island was not “taken very good care of” following Hurricane Maria in 2017.

“I’m heading to Puerto Rico because they haven’t been taken very good care of,” Biden said as he left the White House, with more than 100,000 homes in the US territory still without power two weeks after Fiona struck as a Category 1 storm.

“They’ve been trying like hell to catch up from the last hurricane,” the president added. “I want to see the state of affairs today and make sure we push everything we can.”

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico with devastating Category 4 winds eight months after Trump took office. The former TV host and real estate developer’s subsequent visit to the island was best remembered for the 45th president throwing rolls of paper towels into a crowd of locals as if they were souvenirs.

More than 10 million water bottles were left unused on an airport tarmac and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority awarded a $300 million no-bid contract to rebuild the island’s electrical grid to a small Montana company linked to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The contract was later canceled amid scrutiny.

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