President Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico on Wednesday in his first visit to the US territory since it was pummeled by a category 4 hurricane nearly two weeks ago which killed 16 people. President Trump had been criticized for failing to adequately respond to the crisis, with the 3.4 million Americans on the island still largely without electricity and access to essentials.
President Trump also criticized Suan Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz before the visit, accusing her of "poor leadership." And his visit to the island caused just as much controversy. During a meeting with federal and local officials, Trump seemed to joke that the island had thrown the federal budget "a little out of whack."
"I hate to tell you Puerto Rico, but you've thrown our budget a little out of whack," Trump said. "Because we've spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico and that's fine, we've saved a lot of lives."