Puerto Rico: Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor

Playing politics with hurricanes is a low-rent tactic

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Long pointed to the "Herculean effort" being made to help the island and its people recover, but conceded: "We got a long way to go".

The lights are on with Donald Trump, but it is clear that no one is home.

"The recovery effort probably hasn't been seen for something like this", Trump said.

Trump says in tweets that the federal government has done "a great job with the nearly impossible situation". "Outside of the fake news or politically motivated ingrates", Trump tweeted. Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert said 44 of Puerto Rico's 69 hospitals have been restored to operation.

We must all be united in offering assistance to everyone suffering in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the wake of this awful disaster.

The president's comments caused a backlash on Twitter.

Mayor Cruz also mentioned this problem in an interview with the Post, citing a "bottleneck" that is costing people their lives.

Of course President Trump Tweeted this from the golf course, where he's enjoying some R&R this weekend. Miranda fought back with, "She has been working 24/7".

You're going straight to hell. You have been GOLFING.

"I wasn't saying anything nasty about the president", Cruz told MSNBC.

But Gutierrez had more pointed criticism for the President, suggesting he ought to deploy the military forces with which he has threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea to aid the distressed island.

"I'm in shock. I can't believe I'm not seeing more of a military response", Torres said.

"The goal is one: saving lives". She added that she had been in contact with relief officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "This is not a good news story". She said Friday on CNN: "This is a people-are-dying story". "Damn it, this is not a good news story". Cell phone service is spotty at best and you get the feeling the people who are suffering the most aren't sitting around watching the news to see what Donald Trump has to say.

"And for our government to mobilize even more efficiently to make sure that the medicine, the goods, the food that our people need will get to them in a timely basis", Medina said.

Asencio, a Democrat, joined Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine on a visit this week to Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan.

"It's good we're doing things like this, but help needs to come from a higher level than just us", he said. "Fastest golf cart you ever took". Cruz says that "if he asks to meet with me, of course I would meet with him".

Police officers, firefighters and National Guardsmen loaned by other states were beginning to arrive to help local officials, Rossello said.

"There was no reaching out and knowing the extent of how bad it had been hit", she said. "Maybe too busy doing TV?"

Blumenthal adds the temporary suspension of the Jones Act, which requires goods shipped between points in the United States to be carried by USA built and operated boats, does not go far enough.

The military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an incredible job.

Trump visits Puerto Rico on Tuesday.

He also, on Saturday morning, criticized the media, claiming that some outlets are disparaging the relief work of soldiers and first responders on the island.

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