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Trump, Puerto Rico Governor to Meet at White House

FILE - U.S. President Donald Trump talks with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello (L) as they take their seats for a briefing on hurricane relief efforts in a hangar at Muniz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Oct. 3, 2017.

The White House says President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosello will meet Thursday to discuss the recovery and rebuilding effort on the island after it was ravaged by back-to-back hurricanes.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Rosello will visit the White House.

The meeting comes after Trump received some criticism for his response to Puerto Rico after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Rosello has been supportive of Trump, while the mayor of San Juan has been outspoken in her criticism. Much of the island remains without electricity several weeks after Maria struck.

Sanders says the administration will continue to work hand-in-hand with local leaders in all areas of the country that have been affected by recent natural disasters.

Trump visited Puerto Rico earlier this month.