After San Juan's Mayor Begged for Help, Trump Attacked Her on Twitter

Lydia Fleming
October 1, 2017

Celebrities are speaking out to slam President Trump for the way he responded to San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz's plea for help following the devastation to Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria. "I won't feel confident until I hear my Mom saying yes, they're helping us, yes, we are receiving things, yes, there's water - we can buy water, yes - there's gas", says waitress Jessica.

A three-star military commander was named on Thursday to manage Hurricane Maria relief efforts in devastated Puerto Rico.

Trump lauded the effort of first responders to Puerto Rico, saying they have done "an unbelievable job" despite a lack of electricity, damaged roads and no road service.

"Damn it, this is not a good news story", Cruz told CNN. New Jersey emergency response personnel will spend at least six weeks in Puerto Rico and could stay longer if more help is needed. "Administration officials would not say whether the president spoke with any other top officials involved in the storm response while in Bedminster, N.J".

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On Wednesday, Trump said he was considering suspending the act but was hesitant because there was "a lot of shippers and a lot of people that work in the shipping industry that don't want the Jones Act lifted".

Trump took to Twitter early on Saturday to fire back at the mayor of San Juan, the island's largest city.

The president has been accused of not acting quickly enough to send aid to the USA territory, which was left without electricity and in crisis by Hurricane Maria.

"If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying", she said at a press conference.

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Trump will visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday with the First Lady.

"Fake News CNN and NBC are going out of their way to disparage our great First Responders as a way to 'get Trump, '" he tweeted.

"I'm sorry, but that really upsets me and frustrates me", Cruz continued. When you don't have food for a baby, it's not a good news story'. It's a life-or-death story'.

Gov. Larry Hogan is sending a 26-member unit of the Maryland National Guard to Puerto Rico to aid in the recovery from Hurricane Maria. Emphasizing the difficulty of the task of rebuilding devastated areas, Trump noted that the United States territory is "an island surrounded by water".

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The hurricane center said forecast models agree on this general scenario but differ on the timing and location of that curve. We'll go from seeing high temperatures near 90 at the start of this week to highs in the 70s by the end of the week.

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