Trump, who has faced mounting questions about his commitment to addressing the island's plight, announced that he would visit Puerto Rico next week to get a firsthand look at the "devastated" island, which remains without power and where residents are facing food shortages.
"We're doing a great job," Trump said during a Rose Garden news conference with visiting President Mariano Rajoy of Spain. "Everybody has said it's amazing the job we have done in Puerto Rico. This was a place that was destroyed. I think we've done a very good job."
"We've gotten A-pluses on Texas and in Florida, and we will also on Puerto Rico," Trump pledged. "But the difference is this is an island sitting in the middle of an ocean. It's a big ocean; it's a very big ocean. And we're doing a really good job.