Trump rated his Puerto Rico hurricane response a 10. These photos tell a different story.
A boy watches the repairs to the Guajataca Dam, which cracked during the passage of Hurricane Maria in Quebradillas on Oct. 17.
Image: AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
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During a meeting with Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló on Thursday (Oct. 19), Donald Trump rated his job of handling the post-Hurricane situation in Puerto Rico a “10” out of 10. Photos and social posts from the US territory tell a different story.
Former Puerto Rican president Alejandro Garcia Padilla shared an image of doctors apparently performing by cellphone light in a hospital without power. Quartz reached out to the former governor to verify the time, location, and circumstances surrounding the image, but have yet to hear back.
Four weeks after the storm made landfall, most of the island is still without power. Food distribution has been spotty and people are still collecting water from hillside springs.
Recent images show certain areas appearing as if a hurricane had just blown through, not a month ago.