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Trump slams Puerto Rico mayor, Democrats, news media over Hurricane Maria response

Trump slams Puerto Rico mayor, Democrats, news media over Hurricane Maria response”

"Is Mayor Cruz not participating in the FEMA effort?"

Trump's acting homeland security secretary, Elaine Duke, visited the island Friday, surveying the ravaged landscape by helicopter in an hourlong tour, driving past still-flooded streets, twisted billboards and roofs with gaping holes, and offering encouragement to some of the 10,000 emergency personnel she says the USA government has on the ground.

Honoré made his remarks during an interview on CNN Newsroom. But on that front, she ran into winds as fierce as Maria.

"We were all at the end of our rope", she said. "I am begging, begging anyone that can hear us, to save us from dying".

"I believe the Puerto Ricans are pulling their weight". By now, telecommunications are back for about 30 percent of the island, almost half of the supermarkets have reopened at least for reduced hours and about 60 percent of the gas stations are pumping. After more than a week of desperation, many were still unable to access essentials including food and water.

"They need to scale up", he said. "It's been wiped out".

Trump says in tweets that the federal government has done "a great job with the nearly impossible situation".

"All I did last week, or even this week, was ask for help", Cruz said in an interview on ABC's "This Week". "I can tell you this: We have done an incredible job considering there's absolutely nothing to work with".

Dr. James Lapkoff is an emergency room doctor in Waynesville, North Carolina, who was part of a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services team dispatched to Puerto Rico.

Sanders says that, due to some of Trump's past comments, he thinks "we have a right to be suspect that he is treating the people of Puerto Rico in a different way than he has treated the people of Texas or Florida". "Big decisions will have to be made as to the cost of its rebuilding!" She says all she did "was ask for help".

"They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort", Trump wrote from his New Jersey golf club.

During this season's trio of monster hurricanes - Harvey, Irma, Maria - Trump and his administration have drifted into the perilous territory of premature self-congratulation in the face of unfolding catastrophe, seemingly unmindful of the "Brownie moment" that scarred George W. Bush's presidency.

A former general who is considered to have been a driving force in bolstering the government's response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 has criticized the Trump administration's relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

Maria made landfall as a major Category 4 hurricane in Puerto Rico on September 20, killing at least 16 people, knocking out power, decimating infrastructure and drowning the island's agriculture.

"It's a really good news story in terms of our ability to reach people and the limited number of deaths that have taken place in such a devastating hurricane".

"The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump", the President said, as the mayor has repeatedly gone on television and questioned USA disaster relief efforts on the island, saying the aid was not reaching people in need fast enough.

Administration officials have held numerous press conferences providing updates on relief efforts and Trump on Saturday spoke by phone from New Jersey with FEMA Administrator Brock Long, Puerto Rico's governor, Ricardo Rosselló, and other several other local officials.

"Damnit, this is not a good news story", Cruz continued.



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