The mayor of the Puerto Rican capital San Juan says President Donald Trump’s response to the hurricane that devastated the US territory last year is a “stain on his presidency”.

Carmen Yulin Cruz’s comments came a day after officials said 2,975 people had died in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria last September.

The territory has struggled to repair its infrastructure and power grid since the storm, and is asking US Congress for $139bn (£108bn) in recovery funds.

But During a visit to Puerto Rico in October, Mr Trump suggested officials should be “proud” the death toll – at the time only 16 – was not as high as “a real catastrophe” like Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The governor of Puerto Rico said he would sign an executive order to create a committee to examine and put into practice the report’s recommendations.