From focusing on the island's debt to telling Puerto Ricans they no longer needed flashlights (more than 90 percent of the island still has no electricity) to limiting his visit to one of the wealthiest parts, Trump made one misstep after another.
The President did meet with the Mayor of San Juan who chastised after pleading for more help last week. "But it was equipment in bad shape but we are going to put it in good shape". Over 700,000 Puerto Ricans now live in New York City. He told islanders they could be "very proud" that more people had not perished in the storm, compared to the toll from "a real catastrophe" like Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
He also failed to send enough troops to help fix roads and bridges, as Edwin Melendez, director of the center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in NY, told me last week.
We think we'll take Carmen's word that it wasn't. People leaving and losing their land to resorts and investors.
The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital city expressed her continued frustrations with President Donald Trump Tuesday, saying that Trump's comments during his visit were "insulting" to the people of Puerto Rico and calling him the "miscommunicator-in-chief".
"He didn't do a tremendous job in the states, but it's not quite as disturbing and horrific as his response in Puerto Rico", Tara Blesh-Boren, a registered independent from Lincoln, Nebraska, told AP.
On Tuesday, the governor of Puerto Rico updated the island's death toll to 34. "That's all you've got to do".
Even before the monster storm, which made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, the territory had declared a form of bankruptcy and said its economy was in a "death spiral". "They're there to assist", he said. This was in response to a TV appearance where she begged for more aid. "I mean, I have family members that I haven't been able to get in contact with, yet, and make sure they're okay", Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said Wednesday at O'Hare International Airport.
As Velgara spoke, drivers of cars, trucks, and at least one MTA bus honked their horns in support from Fifth Avenue. In reality it seems as though Trump refers to any woman who he is afraid of or intimidated by as a "nasty" woman.
Only 45 percent of people have access to drinking water on the island.