It’s been two weeks now since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico causing massive devastation.
The island of more than 3 million people is a territory of the United States and in the aftermath of the hurricane, the mayor of San Juan was critical of the U.S. government’s response.
In turn, U.S. President Donald Trump accused her of “poor leadership.” On Tuesday, President Trump paid a visit to the island see the situation first hand.
And during a meeting with the governor and other officials, he praised the overall government effort both at the local and federal level.
CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez has more on President Trump’s visit and the situation in Puerto Rico.
In Las Vegas a gunman fired on a crowd of concert goers Sunday night killing about 60 people and injuring hundreds more.
President Trump is heading to Las Vegas after visiting Puerto Rico. CGTN’s Mark Niu reports.
To discuss the situation in Puerto Rico and the shooting in Las Vegas:
- Maria Pena, a senior political reporter for La Opinion
- Dan Perkins, an author, commentator and supporter of President Trump
- Simon Marks, a global affairs correspondent and the president of Feature Story News
- Atiba Madyun , a political analyst, strategist and the president of Party Politics, US
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