Democrat with Puerto Rico ties: Trump response 'disgraceful'

Democrat with Puerto Rico ties: Trump response 'disgraceful'

Democrat with Puerto Rico ties: Trump response 'disgraceful'

Paying a visit to Puerto Rico on Friday for an aerial tour of the island with Governor Ricardo Rossello, Duke moderated her message, telling reporters she was proud of the recovery work but adding that she and President Donald Trump would not be satisfied until the territory was fully functional.

"They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort", Trump continued.

The electric power is still off in over half of the 3.4 million population and the entire island could be without power for the next six months, according to the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz.

In enumerable ways large and small, numerous 3.4 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico struggled through a 10th day with little or no access to basic necessities - from electricity and clean, running water to communications, food and medicine.

Fake News CNN and NBC are going out of their way to disparage our great First Responders as a way to "get Trump".

"They're waiting anxiously and will be very grateful to you and to the American people if you continue to step up to the moral imperative that you've taken on all over the world to help those in need".

"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 tweeted from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he is spending the weekend.

"Well, yesterday, after my press conference, all of a sudden things started coming in from Fema", she said, referring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

"We haven't seen a government official or anything, no FEMA, no military, no local government", said Daniel Santiago, 51, of Fajardo, as he waited in line to get into a food store.

Fifteen Minnesota volunteers who speak Spanish were packed and ready to board an airplane Monday and fly to Puerto Rico to help Hurricane Maria relief organizations.

Asked if he could understand why American citizens might be repulsed by Trump's tweets, he replied, "I've known from day one that there's folks who want to see this administration fail".

Inc. All righ
Inc. All righ

"To the people of Puerto Rico: Do not believe the #FakeNews!" I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying.

Long on Sunday also pointed to a recent Washington Examiner story in which another mayor said Cruz, a Democrat, has missed several recovery-effort meetings with US military and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials.

We have done a great job with the nearly impossible situation in Puerto Rico.

Cruz told Stephanopoulos on Sunday she would still meet Trump.

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Puerto Rican government and Puerto Rico National Guard view areas of San Juan that were devastated by Hurricane Maria, on September 23.

Still, they reiterated their pride in the government's response, emphasizing their efforts to work together and with the teams on the ground.

Earlier he tweeted: "The fact is that Puerto Rico has been destroyed by two hurricanes".

And that's led to some strong words back from the president.

Elaine Duke, the department's acting secretary, drew a sharp rebuke from San Juan's mayor for seeming to play down the suffering.

"The only people with that are the US military", Honore said in a phone interview Wednesday.


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