• President tells Puerto Ricans ‘you’ve thrown our budget a little out of whack’
  • Trump praises the ‘great job we’ve done’ in visit to stricken island

Donald Trump has heaped praise on his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, said Puerto Rico’s leaders should be “very proud” of the low official death toll – and appeared to complain at the cost of the recovery effort.

The US president’s remarks came on his first visit to the US territory since it was pummeled by a category 4 hurricane nearly two weeks ago, amid continuing criticism that his government has failed to adequately respond to the crisis.

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