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'Great day in Puerto Rico' despite 'fake' news coverage, Trump says

President Trump hailed his Tuesday visit to Puerto Rico, where he surveyed the recovery effort from a Category 4 storm that raked the island.

Trump tweeted Wednesday that some of the news coverage of his visit was "fake," but that "most showed great warmth and friendship."

Some residents of the territory welcomed Trump’s visit as a sign that more aid was on the way, but were disturbed by earlier comments seen as disparaging of Puerto Ricans and their local leaders.

Those included Trump's oddly jovial reference to the cost of the recovery effort Tuesday, when he told assembled officials: “I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you threw our budget a little out of whack!”

Trump also referred favorably to the official death count on the island — 16, but expected to rise — by comparing it to the fatality toll when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, killing an estimated 1,800 people.

This post contains reporting from Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Laura King

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