FEMA actually can stay in Puerto Rico indefinitely

President Donald Trump continued his relentless criticism of Puerto Rico Thursday morning, suggesting the U.S. couldn't aid in recovery and relief efforts in the U.S. territory "forever!"

"The Post wrote in its editorial that a majority of the population in Puerto Rico is still without power; many don't have access to clean water".

Jonathan Albright, research director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, has been tracking Russian Facebook and ad tech use for months. Even long after a site is granted Superfund status, designating it a priority for the federal government, cleanup can take decades-and even then efforts are rarely able to eliminate all toxins.

MLB has raised over $15 million in aid so far to help people that have been affected by the storm as well as those impacted by the earthquake in Mexico.

"President, you seem to want to disregard the moral imperative that your administration has been unable to fulfill", Cruz said in a statement.

The US President began lobbing hurricane relief supplies into a sedate crowd of Puerto Ricans during today's visit.

According to the White House transcript, Pence addressed the people of Puerto Rico when he said, "We are with you, we stand with you, and we will be with you every single day until Puerto Rico is restored bigger and better than ever before".

The Burlington County Board of Freeholders is teaming with the New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development to host a supply drive for Hurricane Maria victims.

The editorial said if that were the case, there would be constant media coverage and the president "certainly wouldn't be threatening to abandon federal relief efforts".

The words were taken by some as a hint at abandoning Puerto Rico.

"It's not easy when you're used to live in an American way of life, and then somebody tell you that you're going to be without power for six or eight months", said Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, who represents Puerto Rico as a non-voting member of Congress. "It's not easy when you are continue to suffer - see the suffering of the people without food, without water, and actually living in a humanitarian crisis".

Trump criticized the U.S. territory in a series of tweets Thursday.

The House passed a $26.5 billion aid bill Thursday to help hurricane-hit states and Puerto Rico.

The EPA says it is assessing "Superfund sites, oil sites, and chemical facilities" inundated by the storm.

"We have gone all out for Puerto Rico", Trump said at that meeting with Puerto Rico officials, including Cruz.

On top of that, the death toll is expected to be higher than originally believed. "So, that's what we're striving for". Conservatives on Capitol Hill issued new calls for spending cuts to help pay for the assistance as well as more transparency about how the money is spent.

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