Trump faces political danger in visit to Puerto Rico

Even with sourness from the weekend’s controversial tweets lingering, some see a reason for guarded optimism. Luis Fortuno, who served as the territory’s governor from 2009 to 2013 and is now a lobbyist in Washington, was working to deliver supplies in San Juan on Saturday morning when he received a call from Trump.

“The White House is already thinking of the next phase, the reconstruction phase,” Fortuno said in an interview. “I think that this time around they are thinking outside the box,” about more than just bringing Puerto Rico back to the infrastructure status it had prior to Maria.