President Trump landed on Puerto Rico Tuesday, almost two weeks after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island and left many of its 3.4 million residents without power, water or food. At his first stop, a briefing with federal and local officials, Trump lavishly praised them. He then repeatedly turned to individuals around the table and invited them to offer their own praise — while insisting, “It’s not about me.” He told officials that they should be “very proud” of their response after asking them for their “death count” from the storm, and appeared to joke about the cost of the storm damage. “I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you’ve thrown our budget a little out of whack,” he said.
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