Trump's comments were made in an interview with Geraldo Rivera, of the Fox News network, while in Puerto Rico.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on President Trump's visit to Puerto Rico and comments he made about the country's debt.
President Trump raised a prospect of making Puerto Rico's debt go away. It's far from clear whether he can to do that.
In an interview with Fox News, President Donald Trump said that Puerto Rico's debt will have to wiped out.
The official death toll had remained at 16 for days previously.
"I think it's now acknowledged what a great job we've done," the president said in regard to the hurricane relief efforts.
When we landed in Puerto Rico, our team's immediate focus was the life-or-death crisis for families across this island of 3.4 million people.
Trump emphasized the successes of his team rather than the suffering of Puerto Ricans.
President Trump says in Puerto Rico that the island's devastating hurricane had thrown his administration's budget "a little out of whack."
President Trump says in Puerto Rico that the island's devastating hurricane had thrown the federal budget "out of whack."
CNBC's Contessa Brewer reports the latest on President Trump touring Puerto Rico and his comments about recovery efforts on the island.
President Donald Trump arrives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the wake of Hurricane Maria. CNBC's Contessa Brewer reports.
Former Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher, talks about upgrading Puerto Rico's infrastructure in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
CNBC's Contessa Brewer reports on President Trump's visit to Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria.
The supply chain that had been suffering serious logistical issues last week, showed some positive signs of improvement over the weekend.
CNBC's Contessa Brewer reports on the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on the White House response to the Puerto Rico recovery efforts and the President to visit Las Vegas following the mass shooting.
President Donald Trump addresses the press about recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and visiting Las Vegas following the mass shooting.
Puerto Rico's crisis showed how poorly President Trump manages a devastating disaster, says Vox's Matthew Yglesias.
As criticism mounts about a slow disaster response by President Donald Trump's administration, Puerto Rico's residents say they had seen little if any presence from the federal government.