FEMA removes stats on Puerto Rico recovery from website
President Trump throws paper towels during an event with hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP
Statistics showing the percentages of Puerto Ricans who are still without power and clean drinking water have been removed from FEMA's website, per the Washington Post. A FEMA spokesman said the metrics were "readily available" elsewhere but wouldn't comment on why they'd been removed from the site.
Between the lines: 15 days after Maria, nearly half the island is still without clean water and 91% are still without power. The recovery is coming along slowly, while President Trump has painted it as a big, and fast, success.