WASHINGTON/SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will fly to Puerto Rico on Tuesday to view the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Maria and meet residents, many of whom are frustrated and resentful that they are still struggling with basic necessities two weeks after the storm.
The trip gives Trump the chance to show solidarity with survivors and demonstrate how his government intends to help them recover after they were hit by the worst hurricane in 90 years.
But it comes after he lashed out at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz for “poor leadership” on the weekend after she criticized his government’s response. He said some people on the island “want everything to be done for them.”
The White House invited Cruz to participate in Trump’s visit, though it was not immediately clear whether she had accepted.