On Tuesday, President trump landed in Puerto Rico with his wife Melania Trump to meet the island's officials and discuss the situation, Bloomberg reported. He arrived at the island two weeks after Hurricane Maria destroyed the modern life of the island, where 3.4 million people live.

Trump met FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), military and first responders, and people of the island shortly after landing an Air Force base in Carolina, Puerto Rico. He also added that the U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp will come to Puerto Rico to meet with him, Vox reported.

San Juan Mayor shook hands with Trump

On Tuesday morning, Yulin Cruz, San Juan mayor, said that she was invited to attend a conference call with West Wing top officials and President Donald Trump, who accused Cruz on Twitter for her poor leadership. She was told only to listen and would not be allowed to say anything during a call. Before Trump's arrival to the island, she said that no information about Trump's plan was given to her upon his arrival.

She accepted the invitation and said in a statement that "I will use this opportunity to reiterate the primary message: this is about saving lives." Trump shook hands with Cruz who told him that it is not about politics.

Last week, Cruz also criticized the acting secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke for her comment on Puerto Rico's situation, calling it "a good news story."

Trump said that Puerto Rico is a beautiful island

At a briefing in an airport hangar, Trump appreciated Puerto Rico Gov. Juan Ponce de León for his outstanding work.

He praised the response of the federal government to the disaster and said that the island should be proud of its low death toll. De León told Trump that 16 people died in the disaster.

Trump said that Puerto Rico is a beautiful island. "Every once in a while you get hit. And you really got hit. No question about it," he said.

Later, he claimed that the island had thrown off all the budget released by the White House. On Tuesday, he said during a television briefing that the US had gone all out for Puerto Rico.

Trump suggested that the island requires help from the FEMA to repair its damaged infrastructure. He decided to focus on the amount of money which had already been spent on the island. He acknowledged that less death count on the island indicated a better response than the handling of Hurricane Katrina by former president George W. Bush in 2005.