Puerto Rico Gov. Rosselló to CBS News: "We need to attend to a situation that is unprecedented"

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló

During the president's trip to Puerto Rico Tuesday, President Trump showered compliments to the officials who he thought were handling the crisis well. These also happened to be officials who had said favorable things about the president's handling of the crisis leading to his visit.  One official President Donald Trump has taken a liking to: Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló.

During Tuesday's briefing in Puerto Rico, Mr. Trump praised Rosselló for not politicizing the federal government's response.

"Governor, I just want to tell you that, right from the beginning, this governor did not play politics." Mr Trump said. "He was saying it like it was, and he was giving us the highest grades."

CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Jonathan LaPook spoke to governor days before the president's trip and asked if he had complaints about the federal response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

"The immediate response from the federal government, from the administration, from the state government. They have been excellent." Rosselló said, but added, "But it is also that we need to attend to a situation that is unprecedented that has complex logistics, that provokes that we don't have as many boots on the ground as we should."