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Trump on his Puerto Rico response: ‘I’d say it was a 10’

WASHINGTON — President Trump gave himself a “10” on Thursday for his response to the widespread devastation Puerto Rico suffered after back-to-back hurricanes created a situation that the island’s governor described as “catastrophic” as he met with Trump at the White House. More than 80 percent of households in Puerto Rico remain without electricity about a month after Hurricane Maria, the second storm, dealt the island a severe blow. Asked when the 3.4 million U.S. citizens living there could expect power to be fully restored, Trump replied: “It’s a very, very good question, actually.” Trump said it will take “a while” to build a new power plant or substantially renovate what was damaged by the storms.

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