Trump attacks Puerto Rico mayor: 'They want everything done for them'

Trump attacks Puerto Rico mayor: 'They want everything done for them'

Trump attacks Puerto Rico mayor: 'They want everything done for them'

"We want to help you, but we have to take care of America first", says Baldwin's Trump while making fun of the fact how the island is surrounded by ocean water which has 'fishies, bubbles, and turtles that bite'.

"So I am asking the president of the United States to make sure somebody is in charge that is up to the task of saving lives", Cruz continued.

Trump was already under fire from some U.S. lawmakers, who accused him of not giving sufficient importance to the situation and responding too slowly to the crisis in Puerto Rico, where the electrical infrastructure was totally destroyed and the people are having to wait in extremely long lines for food, fuel, water and cash. Basic necessities like running water and electricity are still far from being restored for most of the island's citizens.

After a barrage of criticism, Trump responded Saturday afternoon on Twitter.

"She has demonstrated an empathy and commitment to her people that have taken her to work day and night, very quietly at the beginning,"Duprey said".

Guaynabo's mayor, Angel Perez, said in an interview with The Daily Caller that his experience with the federal government has been different from Cruz's, in part because - unlike Cruz - he has been participating in meetings with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal agencies.

Inc. All righ
Inc. All righ

Since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico with gale-force winds more than a week ago, frustration has mounted amid deteriorating conditions.

On Thursday, the "Work" singer tweeted the cover of the New York Daily News, which features a headline calling for Trump to step up his relief efforts.

Tesla, Inc., is sending Puerto Rico hundreds of its Powerwall battery systems that can be paired with solar panels to help restore electric power to the island, according to a story from Bloomberg. I'm receiving help from the government, we are receiving assistance from FEMA, I got people over here helping us with applications for the people that have damage in their houses.

You know things are bad when Kim Kardashian tweets at the president with a poignant message we'd all like him to hear. Puerto Rico's power grid went dark during the hottest season of year and may stay down for weeks or months. "We are dying", Cruz said she was hopeful the situation would improve, but added, "People can't fathom what it is to have children drinking from creeks, to have people in nursing homes without oxygen".

Cruz, who has appeared regularly on USA cable news programs, was particularly pointed in rejecting a statement by acting Homeland Security secretary, Elaine Duke, who called the government's response "a good news story in terms of our ability to reach people and the limited number of deaths that have taken place". "We will not rest, however, until the people of Puerto Rico are safe". "What you see here with me is not the reality of the people of Puerto Rico". But he said debris and damaged roads and bridges have kept many supplies at the Port of San Juan. Puerto Ricans just "want everything to be done for them". Florida International University said Friday that it would do so for students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Maria was not thought to be a huge hurricane like Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, but over the tiny US territory of Puerto Rico, she has caused more damage that will take time to fix.

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