President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Puerto Rico on Tuesday to visit with individuals impacted by Hurricane Maria and receive a briefing on relief efforts. The President delivered remarks at Luis Muñis Air National Guard Base and distributed supplies at a local church to those affected by the devastating storm.
President Trump began his remarks by thanking all the first responders and people who continue with rescue and rebuilding efforts. He applauded their life-saving actions, stating that they “can be very proud.” He gave a special thanks to the Navy for their great work delivering supplies to the island with totally destroyed ports. “The way you got this stuff on shore is incredible,” he told them.
The President then engaged in a walking tour in the Guaynabo vicinity in which he met with families of the neighborhood. He was greeted by many gracious community members before making his way to Calvary Chapel to help distribute supplies to those affected by Hurricane Maria. “There’s a lot of love in this room, a lot of love,” said the President as he observed the cheering crowd and the many tables full of supplies. The President handed out packages of rice, paper towels, and other supplies to members of the crowd.
“It’s an honor to work with you folks, and we’ll all get it done together,” said President Trump, reassuring the people of Puerto Rico.