Though more than 1 million Puerto Ricans have now received water and food rations, telecommunications have only been restored to 30 percent of the island.
With thousands of cargo containers filled with necessary supplies that have arrived at a port in San Juan not yet distributed, Rossello told reporters Saturday that his government will purchase some of the crates to make sure they get to those in need across Puerto Rico. He singled out the mayor, accusing her of "poor leadership ability", and added, without elaborating, "They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort".
Following requests from Puerto Rico's governor, Trump on Thursday authorized that shipping restrictions, via the Jones Act, be waived immediately for the island over the next 10 days.
The military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an fantastic job.
He added that FEMA employees have been forced to rebuild numerous most basic services in Puerto Rico, far beyond the demands that are typical in a disaster area. And that's led to some strong words back from the president.
Inc. All righ
"Did you tweet this one from the first hole, 18th hole, or the club?" asked Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda. She said she meant "it was good news that people of Puerto Rico and many public servants of the United States are working together". Mike Cernovich, a famous blogger, creator and supporter of the president, tweeted about Cruz with no confirmation: "She is trash, she is a killer, she fizzled her kin and her obligations and has a place in jail!" "We want to help you but we have to take care of America first".
"I am begging, begging anyone that can hear us to save us from dying", said Cruz in a press conference Friday. "I just - I don't know what to say". "She has been invited to FEMA command center several times to see operations and be part of efforts but so far has refused to come, maybe too busy doing TV?"
In response to Trump writing that the people of Puerto Rico should "not believe the #FakeNews" when it comes to accurate reporting on the humanitarian crisis in their home country following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Kardashian wrote, "They don't have power to watch the news!"
Neither Cruz nor her spokespeople responded to requests for comment. "This is not a good news story".
Ten days after the devastating storm wiped out power and communications systems, more than half of the 3.4 million people who live on the island do not have access to drinking water, and 95 percent remain without power, the Pentagon said.
But even if you think there's a lot of potential material to work with, the news cycle now moves at an incredibly fast pace, and that can be especially challenging for a weekly show, when what happened on Wednesday is old news by Saturday.