Trump Criticizes Puerto Rico Mayor Over 'Poor Leadership'

Land destroyed by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Land destroyed by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

"We can not be distracted by anything else". "If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy".

Puerto Rico, home to more than 3 million US citizens, has had limited food, bottled water and medical supplies since Hurricane Maria struck nine days ago.

"10,000 federal workers on the Island doing a fantastic job".

In remarks to the National Association of Manufacturers in Washington, Trump also defended his administration's response to the crisis in Puerto Rico.

If you're looking for reputable charities that are seeking donations for Puerto Rico, check out this list. "I will say whatever needs to be said or done to be able to do that".

Donald Trump has attacked Puerto Ricans who "want everything done for them", as the US Government intervenes to help the American territority's people after Hurricane Maria.

She then appeared in a T-shirt that said "Help us, we're dying" for a CNN television interview.

"That manufacturing base is critical to long-term manufacturing success of the island, and also getting people back to work", Gottlieb said.

"Well maybe from where she's standing it's a good news story", Yulín Cruz told CNN's Alisyn Camerota after she was played the clip on "New Day".

Cruz said that while Duke's comments were upsetting, she did get a call from the White House about moving supplies more quickly to the island for distribution.

He followed up with another Tweet later in the afternoon: "Depsited the Fake News Media in conjunction with teh Dems, an amzing job is being done in Puerto Rico".

A flash flood warning was in effect for Vieques, a separate island which is part of Puerto Rico, Friday night and watches were in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands through Sunday.

Trump tweeted, "Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello just stated: "The Administration and the President, every time we've spoken, they've delivered".

"She's trying to care for her people", Honoré said. Some critics have drawn comparisons to the sluggish federal response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Duke characterized the US response in Puerto Rico as a "good news story in terms of our ability to reach people and the limited number of deaths that have taken place after such a devastating hurricane". Trump waived the Jones Act after other hurricanes hit Texas and Florida, but delayed after Maria hit Puerto Rico, saying he needed to take the concerns of the shipping industry into consideration.

"Don't let your people die like this". Only 11 of the island's 69 hospitals have power or fuel supply and nearly half of the population is without potable water, according to a FEMA briefing issued Tuesday morning. Trump went on to say, "This is a thing called the Atlantic Ocean".

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