Fox News host calls out Trump for 'kooky' bragging about Puerto Rico response despite 3,000 dead
Fox News host Melissa Francis. (Screenshot)

Fox News host Melissa Francis on Wednesday called out President Donald Trump after he boasted about the "great job" his administration did last year in responding to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.


Writing on Twitter Wednesday morning, the president said that his administration "did an unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico" despite having to deal with "an inaccessible island with very poor electricity and a totally incompetent Mayor of San Juan."

Francis acknowledged that Puerto Rico's infrastructure was in very poor shape at the time the hurricane hit, but she nonetheless questioned whether it was appropriate to brag about the government's response to a tragedy that left thousands dead.

"To say it was a success, after everything that happened, sounds like kooky talk," she said.

Trump defender Matt Schlapp explained that the real mistake people make is looking to FEMA and the federal government to help them during a catastrophic storm.

"We think the federal government can solve everything, and it really can't," he said. "At the end of the day, it's those first responders on the ground that are going to save people's lives, and the first thing you have to do is listen to them."

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