February 19, 2018

Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor

03 October 2017, 02:10 | Darrell Baldwin

Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor


He has pledged to spare no effort to help Puerto Rico recover from Maria's aftermath, and tweeted that military personnel and first responders have done "an unbelievable job", despite having "no electric, roads, phones etc". "We stand with the mayor of San Juan-Carmen Yulín Cruz-and the people of Puerto Rico", said USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran.

Marta Sostre Vazquez wades into the San Lorenzo Morovis River with her family in Morovis, Puerto Rico on Wednesday.


She implored the president, who is now at his New Jersey golf club and is set to visit the USA territory on Tuesday, to "make sure somebody is in charge that is up to the task of saving lives". He will visit the American territory on Tuesday.

For the record, over three days, we have spoken to no-one who has received any government help beyond a few bottles of water, maybe a meal or some second-hand clothes.

Trump has repeatedly responded to questions about Puerto Rico by saying it is an island.

Also on Sunday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on NBC's Meet the Press that Cruz's comments "were unfair, given what the federal government has done".

She worked for the San Juan mayor and Puerto Rico House of Representatives, according to the local chamber of commerce.

On Friday, the mayor pleaded for more help.

That was after she spent almost a week helping to evacuate residents.

"The mayor is living on a cot", Honore said. "Puerto Rico is part of the United States".

A man carrying a water container walks next to damaged houses after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Canovanas Puerto Rico on Sept. 26 2017
Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor

"Millions more meals & water delivered today". He also blasted Cruz for "poor leadership" and said she had been "told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump".

Cruz appeared on MSNBC on Saturday and said she would not be distracted by "small comments".

More than 50 percent of gas stations are back up and running.

"Thank you @Delta for doing what Puerto Rico's own president won't do for them", the Thor: Ragnarok actor tweeted.

"Are we satisfied? Of course not".

He says the hurricane "totally destroyed" Puerto Rico and that "the military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an wonderful job". The official death count is 16.

"It's close to the heart for me, I'm from Colombia so all my Latino friends are close to my heart and all of these disasters happened, so we made a decision to do something for them". A fourth sister was able to run away and call for help. We know the Mayor of San Juan is a heroine.

A debris covered street caused when the Arecibo River overflowed is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. "I couldn't go to class". Did you tweet this one from the first hole, 18th hole, or the club?

That leaves tens of thousands of people without access to necessities, most urgently water, long after the September 20 hurricane. "We are with you and Puerto Rico". No long lines for you. Wanda Quiñones was checking up on her 92-year-old father.

"Our planners on the ground need her input", a FEMA representative said. "The airports were damaged", he said.

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