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Conway: Puerto Rico Critics Becoming Too Political

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By    |   Friday, 29 September 2017 02:29 PM

There are certain people trying to politicize President Donald Trump's response to the situation in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, but the recovery efforts are progressing, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway insisted Friday.

"[They are] always trying to find a way to blame the president for things, when they would do much better to figure out how to help," Conway told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" program.

"The fact is, there are 10,000 people on the ground, including 800 from FEMA."

Further, Conway said, many of the commodities that are needed, including food, water, and medicines at the island territory, but it is difficult to distribute them when the infrastructure and more has been completely destroyed and must be rebuilt.

"There is a lot of debris to clear . . . everyone is working as hard as they can," she said. "The fact is, much of travel is restored, most of the hospitals across Puerto Rico, they are now back up and running. But it is a process in place to help rebuild the infrastructure and the power grids are shut down."

Meanwhile, Puerto Rico is more than 1,000 miles away from the closest staging area, but "the fact Puerto Rico is an island doesn't mean it is an island alone. We are there for them," Conway said.

The island was hit by two hurricanes, Irma and Maria, and the results were "devastating on a scale that I think the island has never seen at least in their lifetime," Conway said. "I can't help but see so much of the criticism of the president."

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There are certain people trying to politicize President Donald Trump's response to the situation in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, but the recovery efforts are progressing, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway insisted Friday.
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