"So what FEMA is doing is pre-positioning the federal government's assets to support each one of those governors that are about to be impacted with achieving their response and recovery goals".
The president has consistently applauded the Maria response, even as the estimates of deaths in Puerto Rico caused by the storm have climbed from 64 to 2,975 people, making it the deadliest hurricane to hit America in more than a century. And he called it "one of the best jobs that's ever been done with respect to what this is all about".
President Trump speaks with lawmakers during a roundtable on the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act in the Roosevelt Room of the White House last month.
"Success? Federal response according to Trump in Puerto Rico a success?"
San Juan's mayor blames Trump for delays in getting supplies and money to the island.
The poll, which consisted of face-to-face interviews with 1,500 Puerto Ricans and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points, is the most comprehensive look at residents' views of the damage and recovery efforts nearly a year after the hurricane.
"The administration killed the Puerto Ricans with neglect", she added.
"We got A Pluses for our recent hurricane work in Texas and Florida", Trump said via Twitter.
A day earlier, the president praised the response to the series of storms.
Mr. Trump noted to followers that while the government is "fully prepared" for its next response, "bad things can happen when you're talking about a storm this size".
And Long said FEMA had made changes to some of its priorities and procedures. "And you are killing us with the inefficiency and bureaucracy". "We are going to return those waters", he said. "And so we're reorganizing the firepower of the federal government underneath these critical lifelines, we're pushing forward".
With Hurricane Florence fast approaching the southeastern USA and due to make landfall on Thursday, Trump pointed to his administration's emergency preparedness, saying he handled the situation in Puerto Rico well, despite what critics said.
The GSA are working with FEMA and the island's department of health to perform water tests on what they got from the federal government, the GSA said.