San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz called for more, better coordinated federal aid on Sunday to deal with the widespread storm damage in Puerto Rico as President Trump continued to praise the relief effort and the US government response.
Trump, who is expected to visit the island Tuesday with his wife Melania Trump, first wrote three tweets Saturday criticizing the "poor leadership" in Puerto Rico, saying local mayors "want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort". Trump just handed them an engraved invitation with his tweets this morning.
Trumps administration has tried in recent days to combat the perception that he failed to quickly grasp the magnitude of Marias destruction and has given the USA commonwealth less attention than hed bestowed on Texas, Louisiana and Florida after they were hit by hurricanes. "You have been GOLFING", he tweeted at Trump. As of Friday evening, 95 percent of the Puerto Rico's population was still without power, and more than half of the island had no access to drinking water, according to the Department of Defense. She said thousands of people are without food and water, and people who require medical care are going without treatment, the Tribune-Review reported. This summer, in an interview with Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Kardashian said "anyone can run the US better". "We are called to help people". I am begging anyone that can hear us to save us from dying.
Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz implored Trump from afar to "make sure somebody is in charge that is up to the task of saving lives", while the president asserted that USA officials and emergency personnel are working all-out against daunting odds, with "incredible" results.More news: Roku IPO Priced at $14, Values Firm at $1.3B
Trump also lashed out at comments made by San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz at a press conference on Friday. "You put the people above the debt".
Trump - who often turns to Twitter to strike out when his government is under pressure - accused Cruz of being "told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump" and blamed the media for not showing the "amasing job" of responders. In Puerto Rico, where all imports must come by boat or plane, this has caused supplies to the island to come at increased prices.
Trump said Puerto Rico is "totally unable" to handle the catastrophe on its own. And the US military is working with Puerto Rican officials and the island's National Guard to reach those still cut off.
Pulitzer Prize-winning "Hamilton" composer Lin-Manuel Miranda has begun a Twitter duel with President Trump - saying he's going "straight to hell" for the slow federal disaster response to Puerto Rico, where his father was born.More news: Air France Flight Diverted After Engine Explodes
"We have done a great job with the nearly impossible situation in Puerto Rico", Trump wrote on Sunday.
'Before we start the show, let's all take a knee, ladies and gentleman, 'the HBO late-night host said.
The Trump administration has argued that they did not waive the Jones Act because Puerto Rico's ports are still in such bad shape that even allowing more ships to dock there wouldn't change things much.More news: Star Wars: Battlefront 2: New maps and modes detailed