Puerto Ricans Lash Out At Trump Over Hurricane Maria

Trump Defends Response to 'Historic' Puerto Rico Storm Damage

Hurricane Maria: Donald Trump snaps at Puerto Rico capital's mayor over emergency aid criticism

"We are dying here and I can not fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world can not figure out the logistics for the small island of 100 miles by 35 miles long", Cruz pleaded at a press conference in San Juan. And the US military is working with Puerto Rican officials and the island's National Guard to reach those still cut off. Responding to Trump's tweets about the mayor of San Juan, cast member Michael Che went further than the show usually goes.

In addition to all that, I think we can all agree that saying "nasty" things about Trump isn't exactly a grand conspiracy that needs to be masterminded by the likes of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.

Perez Otero says he has been in constant contact with US officials and is confident that they will provide the very best recovery efforts they can. Yesterday, during a heart-wrenching interview, Gutierrez called the federal government's effort in Puerto Rico's recovery "a disgraceful job" that is "costing lives".

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said at a news conference yesterday that he had been working on logistics while Mr Trump tweeted.

That comes after he accused the San Juan mayor of poor leadership and being unable to get workers to help Puerto Rico recover.

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 storm on September 20, killing at least 16 people.

He also noted that he and the first lady will be traveling to Puerto Rico and possibly the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were also hit by hurricanes.

His acting homeland security secretary Elaine Duke had earlier surveyed the Puerto Rican landscape by helicopter, and also drove past still-flooded streets, twisted billboards and roofs with gaping holes.

He added that it was "such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan" and that "they want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort". Maria knocked out the island's power, caused an estimated $30 billion in damage and left residents struggling to obtain food, water and fuel.

In response, Cruz wrote that people need help.

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