Trump Administration Pushes Positive PR Campaign as Puerto Rico's Crisis Continues

As President Donald Trump continues firing off tweets that praise the highly criticized U.S. response to a growing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, other members of his administration are pushing a positive public relations campaign to contradict harrowing on-the-ground reports, according to a memo leaked to Axios Sunday morning.

“In contrast to dire reports from the island, White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert sent West Wing colleagues an unusually upbeat update—leaked to Axios—that points to a rapid recovery no one on the ground is witnessing,” the outlet reports.

“This is still an urgent situation,” Brossert acknowledged in the memo, before adding: “I hope to turn the corner on our public communications.”

Bossert then outlined a PR plan for the coming days:

“The President’s visit Tuesday will inspire the people and let them know we all care,” Bossert added.

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