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Trump Visits Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania visited Puerto Rico yesterday. They saw first-hand the devastation left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Both were briefed by federal officials, as well as by mayors and the governor of the island territory. While the relief effort has been slow to roll out due to logistical issues, progress is being made as supplies shipped in are starting to reach those in need. As usual, some are trying to politicize the tragedy, such as the Mayor of San Juan. But some of her statements, such as an outbreak of cholera, have been proven false. Still, even Sen. Chuck Schumer tried to make a joke told by President Trump a major gaffe.



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Trump Waves Jones Act For Puerto Rico

President Donald J. Trump has issued a 10-day waiver on the Jones Act for Puerto Rico relief efforts. The 1920 maritime law prohibits foreign-flagged ships from transporting goods from one U.S. port to another U.S. port. After being devastated by both Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. island territory is in terrible shape. The Port of San Juan, pictured below, is open and functioning. However, some 9,500 cargo containers are piling up due to several problems. Aside from many roads still being blocked or damaged, only one-fifth of truck drivers in Puerto Rico have returned to work. In addition, diesel fuel is in short supply, making delivering supplies difficult.



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