Donald Trump claims he is 'the best thing ever to happen to Puerto Rico' as he finally releases $13 billion of Hurricane Maria aid with weeks to go until the election - as Democrats slam 'playing politics' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Donald Trump claims he is 'the best thing ever to happen to Puerto Rico' as he finally releases $13 billion of Hurricane Maria aid with weeks to go until the election - as Democrats slam 'playing politics'

President Donald Trump declared he's the best thing that has happened to Puerto Rico after his administration released $13 billion in aid as Democrats accused him of playing politics with the timing.

'I'm the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico. Nobody even close,' Trump said at a White House press conference on Friday.

Trump announced the federal funding on Friday to help the island recover from the devastation brought by 2017's Hurricane Maria but it also comes at a time he is courting Hispanic voters for his re-election bid, particularly in the critical state of Florida.

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