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After his visit to Puerto Rico, Trump visited Las Vegas yesterday to try to soothe the city shaken by the deadliest shooting spree in modern USA history in a trip that will test his ability to console a grieving nation.

"My parents kept calling me and said, "You know, if we don't communicate, don't worry about it, because, you know, we're going to be fine", Rivera said.

Puerto Rico's huge debt burden - totaling $73 billion - forced it to file in May for the biggest USA municipal bankruptcy in history.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump went to Puerto Rico to address the rescue efforts and the response on the hurricane-ravaged island.

"We saved a lot of lives", he said.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: But we're going to work something out.

At an earlier briefing in San Juan with Federal Emergency Management Agency officials, Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello said, "We recognize that there are likely to be more deaths".

"What do you tell people who say you are criticizing Trump because you want to become governor?" Pedro Cerame, the governor's director of communications in Washington, said that Maria was the worst hurricane to hit the unincorporated US territory.

The island was recently hit by powerful Hurricane Maria and has been working to restore power and clean water to the territory.

In response to the president's comments, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., told CNN that many people in more remote areas are still in dire straits and in need of food and water. When she told him face-to-face that she's working to save lives and not anxious about politics, he completely ignored her.

Until Maria, Santiago sold excess electricity generated by his six by three foot wide panels back to Puerto Rico's now-defunct grid.

Trump did say bondholders would have to take a hit.

Colbert showed footage of Trump interacting with hurricane victims, in which the president told one couple to "have a good time". He warned that the mass exodus of people from Puerto Rico could last awhile unless the island received sufficient federal aid. And in Puerto Rico, in particular, his criticism of local people for not doing more to help themselves has struck an off note during a time of crisis. Referring to the number of residents he expected will leave, he said it could be "in the millions". On Wednesday, that had dropped to 30 cents on the dollar. That is forcing a recalculation of a 10-year spending plan approved earlier by a federal oversight board created to help put Puerto Rico's finances in order. He repeatedly played down the destruction to the island, telling local officials they should feel "very proud" they haven't lost hundreds of lives like in "a real catastrophe" like Hurricane Katrina.

Almost two weeks after the storm, which is estimated to have caused $90 million (£67 million) of damage, 95% of electricity customers remain without power - including hospitals.

Known deaths from Maria in Puerto Rico stand at 34, The Associated Press reported.

"I think he's coming here because of pressure, as a photo-op, but I don't think he's going to help more than he has already done - and that's not much", Navarro said.

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