The New York City event points up the continuing struggle on the island, where many are still without electricity and thousands must seek more federal aid.
There's a suspicion that Trump seeks to rid Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands of their populations in order to create a billionaire’s playground.
Nearly 40 percent of the U.S. territory's residents have no safe drinking water, according to a FEMA report.
The administration is asking that a national disaster relief package include a $4.9 billion Treasury loan to the U.S. territory, atop a $150 million loan for matching funds for FEMA grants.
The president waives federal restrictions on foreign ships delivering cargo, which means aid can be delivered to the hurricane-ravaged U.S. island.
The Keys appear to be the hardest-hit part of the state.
From Maine to Oregon, local floodplain managers say FEMA’s recent flood maps — which dictate the premiums that 5.5 million Americans pay for flood insurance — have often been built using outdated, inaccurate data. Homeowners, in turn, have to bear the cost of fixing FEMA’s mistakes.
When the superstorm destroyed swaths of the Northeast, darkened our largest city and plunged a huge section of the nation into crisis, the anti-government ideology of the tea party Republicans -- and its panderers like Mitt Romney -- was exposed for what it is.