United States lawmakers urge Trump to 'get to work' on Puerto Rico

United States lawmakers urge Trump to 'get to work' on Puerto Rico

Cruz also said she would be willing to meet with Trump during his planned visit to Puerto Rico this week. Trump has pledged to spare no effort to help Puerto Rico recover from Maria's ruinous aftermath, and tweeted that military personnel and first responders had done "an awesome job", despite having "no electric, roads, phones etc".

President Trump's hometown newspaper is siding with other NY celebrity, Lin Manuel Miranda, over Trump's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Trump also claimed that San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who lambasted him in multiple press appearances Friday, was attacking him only for political reasons.

Maria, the most powerful storm to strike Puerto Rico in almost 90 years, wiped out the power and communications systems, making it hard to get food, water and fuel around the island.

Ms. Cruz explained in a television interview on Sunday that "there's only one goal, and it's saving lives", adding that all she did "was ask for help".

"I personally went to Salinas with seven National Guard trucks full of food and water", he said, conceding that "you can always find somebody that hasn't received resources, and I recognize that".

Donald Trump dedicated the Presidents Cup trophy to all of those affected by the recent hurricanes after the United States victory against global team on Sunday.

Trump presented the trophy to Team U.S.A., the first sitting president to present the tournament's winning team with a trophy.

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Trump spent years hammering his predecessor, Barack Obama, both for playing golf and leaving Washington too often. “Too little, too late!”.

Mr. Trump temporarily waived the Jones Act earlier this week to ease the delivery of aid by sea to Puerto Rico.

"We haven't seen a government official or anything, no FEMA, no military, no local government", said Daniel Santiago, 51, of Fajardo, as he waited in line to get into a food store.

"Despite the Fake News Media in conjunction with the Dems, an fantastic job is being done in Puerto Rico", he tweeted in a string of posts that praised local leaders who have been kinder in their comments about his performance. "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", Trump said.

Because first responders usually live in the community affected by a disaster, Townsend said part of the issue is that they face challenges of their own. But Trump has a penchant for punching back against critics, whatever the circumstances.

But to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Trumps tweets were “unspeakable.”.

While much of the U.S. territory remained without power, fresh water or communications links long after the catastrophic passage of Hurricane Maria, reports continued to filter in on Saturday of battered towns across the island that have yet to see any federal or local presence. It's really scary, the world that we're living in now.

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