Why Does Trump Keep Praising the Emergency Response in Puerto Rico?

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Amid a roiling humanitarian disaster in a U.S. territory, President Trump has one clear, overriding message for the people of Puerto Rico and the rest of the United States: He, Donald Trump, is doing a phenomenal job.

Here’s Trump Friday morning:

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello just stated: “The Administration and the President, every time we’ve spoken, they’ve delivered……

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 29, 2017

And Thursday morning:

Puerto Rico is devastated. Phone system, electric grid many roads, gone. FEMA and First Responders are amazing. Governor said “great job!”

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 29, 2017

And Tuesday morning:

Thank you to Carmen Yulin Cruz, the Mayor of San Juan, for your kind words on FEMA etc.We are working hard.