Cuomo: Trump owes hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico an apology

Posted: Updated:

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says President Donald Trump owes the people of Puerto Rico a personal apology.

The Democratic governor traveled to the island territory on Monday, leading a group of volunteers working to rebuild storm-damaged homes.

Cuomo again blasted the federal response to last year's Hurricane Maria, saying the Trump administration hasn't done enough to help.

It's the fifth time Cuomo has traveled to Puerto Rico since Maria hit the U.S. territory last year. The state has contributed food, water and first-aid supplies and dispatched utility workers, nurses and other professionals. In addition, hundreds of volunteers from New York have so far rebuilt 90 homes on the island.

Cuomo, who returns home Tuesday, says New York is committed to assisting Puerto Rico as long as help is needed.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."