72 days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Governor Andrew Cuomo made a quick trip Saturday to meet with local officials and thank the hundreds of New Yorkers from the National Guard and utility companies who are helping to distribute food and restore electricity on the island.
Employees from Con Edison, National Grid, and other utilities have been working 16-hour shifts trying to restore power.
Cuomo also met with local officials to tour an area outside of San Juan that is still without power and issued a call for the federal government to act swiftly on a request to Congress of $94 billion for recovery and rebuilding.
In an exclusive interview with NY1 Political Anchor Errol Louis, the governor also had some sharp words for the White House, calling the Trump administration slow and inefficient when it comes to providing aid to Puerto Rico.
"Where are the troops, where are the other states, where is the federal government? You have people in real pain," Cuomo told NY1. "That's not how we treat each other. And that's a question the federal government has to answer when they look in the mirror. This is not how we treat each other as Americans."
The full interview with Cuomo will air on "The Road to City Hall" on 7 p.m. on Monday.