- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017...
The president responded by citing what he calls "such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help". "They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort".
Speaking at a hotel a few blocks from the White House, Trump mentioned that Puerto Rico's electrical grid and infrastructure had been in poor shape beforehand, saying, "we're literally starting from scratch". "I'm begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying".
On top of all the problems Puerto Rico is experiencing because of Maria, it's bracing for more bad weather this weekend.
"The Fake News Networks are working overtime in Puerto Rico doing their best to take the spirit away from our soldiers and first R's".
But many remain desperate for necessities, most urgently water, long after the September 20 hurricane.
"I can't help but see so much of the criticism of the president".
The caregiver invited Lalo to come back to visit again in the future, so she and the residents can thank him once more.
His remarks were in a series posts on Twitter, just as on Saturday morning when Trump first unleashed attacks on his critics in Puerto Rico from his New Jersey golf resort.
She has been working 24/7.
The president also hashtagged his tweets with #PRStrong and a Puerto Rican. "But what I will tell you is that we are mobilizing and marshaling the resources of the United States of America in a way that is absolutely professional, fast and adequate to meet the needs". "I wasn't saying anything nasty about the president".
"I think that there's kind of two responses I'd have to that", he said. But he warned that the U.S. Congress would need to help rebuild the island.
"This is a time when everyone shows their true colors", she added.
"I will do what I never thought I was going to do", Cruz said in a press conference Friday afternoon.
That drew a sharp rebuke from San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who told CNN, "This is a people-are-dying story".
Cruz's comments on Friday were in response to a senior US official calling the disaster response in Puerto Rico "a good news story". When you are drinking from a creek, it's not a good-news story.
Ricardo A. Rossello, the governor of Puerto Rico, said Sunday that a surge of fuel and food supplies and federal government personnel has begun to arrive in the territory. "And I can not fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world can not figure out logistics for a small island of 100 miles by 35 miles long", Cruz said Friday.
Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez on Friday broke down in tears while describing the dire situation in Puerto Rico and sharply criticized President Donald Trump for his administration's response so far to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
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She said the waiver is needed to help the territory after it suffered hits from both Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Congress to ask for more financial assistance for the hurricane-struck island, the panel said on Saturday.