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White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley calls Puerto Rico — a US territory — ‘that country’ while defending Trump’s treatm...

White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley called Puerto Rico, a US territory whose citizens are American, "that country" twice on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump during a tour of tornado-affected areas in Beauregard, Alabama.

Former officials worry that by making natural disasters political Trump is making things dangerous for people trying to recover on the ground

Disaster experts told INSIDER the president's rhetoric has cast doubt on FEMA's efforts as an apolitical agency to provide relief to survivors.
Lin-Manuel Miranda held up a Puerto Rican flag during curtain call at the opening night of "Hamilton" in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Lin-Manuel Miranda returns to ‘Hamilton’ for a limited Puerto Rico run with a message: The island is open for business

"People are going to come to Puerto Rico because of "Hamilton," and hopefully spend a lot of money here in small businesses on the island. But they're also going to see how much work is left to be done."

Puerto Rico’s governor criticizes Trump’s talk of using disaster funding for border wall

"No wall should be funded on the pain and suffering of US citizens who have endured tragedy and loss through a natural disaster," the governor said.

Trump reportedly wants to stop giving Puerto Rico hurricane relief funds because he thinks, without evidence, that the government is using it to pay o...

President Donald Trump can't reclaim disaster funds already set aside for Puerto Rico, but he reportedly could refuse to sign future spending bills.

Hurricane Michael blasted Florida with up to 155 mph winds. Here’s how it compares to other destructive storms in US history.

Here's how Hurricanes Florence and Michael compare to other devastating storms that have hit the US in recent history. In many cases, the wind speed isn't the only factor in how costly the storms were.

Trump is reportedly upset about old video footage showing him throwing rolls of paper towels at first-responders in Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump has reportedly been irritated by video footage of him throwing rolls of paper towels to a crowd of relief workers in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria last year. Those images earned Trump lots of criticism and accusations that he lacks empathy.
House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday criticized President Donald Trump over tweets he sent about deaths in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

‘My own grandfather died’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Trump’s tweets on Puerto Rico

House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday slammed President Donald Trump's tweets that claimed 3,000 people "did not die" following Hurricane Maria, and said her grandfather "died in the aftermath of the storm."

‘Casualties don’t make a person look bad’: Paul Ryan declines to condemn Trump tweets but disagrees on accuracy of Puerto Rico death...

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday had "no reason to dispute" a government-funded study that concluded nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, a widely-accepted finding President Donald Trump rejected in tweets earlier in the day.
Carmen Yulín Cruz

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz slams Trump after his revisionism on Puerto Rico hurricane aftermath

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz slammed President Donald Trump after he blamed Democrats for the "really large number" of deaths reported following Hurricane Maria last year.