The following is an excerpt from JOHN HALTIWANGER | October 4, 2017 | newsweek.com |
Mexico said Wednesday it will send aid to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico — a day after President Donald Trump's disastrous visit to the U.S. territory during which he complained to victims that catastrophic damage to their island had thrown his budget "out of whack."
The Mexican government said it would send 30 tons of bottled water and mosquito repellent, plus experts in power generation, transmission and distribution, Reuters reports.
Hurricane Maria killed dozens in Puerto Rico, left more than half of the island's 3.4 million residents without clean drinking water and 95 percent without power.
Critics say Trump's overall response to this crisis has been inadequate and even inappropriate at times — especially in relation to his tweets attacking San Juan's mayor.
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