Trump blasts Puerto Rican mayor for 'poor leadership' in hurricane relief crisis

Trump blasts Puerto Rican mayor for 'poor leadership' in hurricane relief crisis

Yesterday, during a heart-wrenching interview, Gutierrez called the federal government's effort in Puerto Rico's recovery "a disgraceful job" that is "costing lives".

"Puerto Rico was totally destroyed".

"Sir, we just need help, please", Cruz said before Trump hung up on her.

The President also tweeted on Saturday: "Fake News CNN and NBC are going out of their way to disparage our great First Responders as a way to 'get Trump.' Not fair to FR or effort!"

"I am donating my proceeds from this song to hurricane relief charities for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the other affected Caribbean islands".

Perez Otero says he has been in constant contact with US officials and is confident that they will provide the very best recovery efforts they can.

Villaseñor promptly informs him that Puerto Rico is a US territory.

The mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz, has been particularly virulent on the implementation judged to be chaotic using the federal State.

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Following the devastating hurricane that ripped through Puerto Rico earlier this month, Kim Kardashian took to Twitter to shut down Donald Trump after his comments to the victims of the natural disaster. Trump was expected to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Everything he says is awful, including Sunday morning's tweet about political "ingrates" in Puerto Rico.

The Trump administration appointed three-star Lieutenant General Jeffrey Buchanan, who headed to Puerto Rico on Thursday, to run military operations.

The president followed his comments with some reposted videos of relief efforts on the ground in the USA territory. But Cruz's call was met with criticism.

Trump tweeted about San Juan's mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz, criticizing her for "poor leadership ability", on September 29.

And Trump reaffirmed that he and first lady Melania Trump intend to travel to Puerto Rico, with a possible stop in the US Virgin Islands, which also is recovering from hurricane damage.

"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 tweeted.

"I've been quite complimentary of the people from [the Health and Human Services Department] and FEMA", Cruz said.

President Donald Trump on Sunday strenuously defended USA efforts to bring relief to storm-battered Puerto Rico, even as one island official said Trump was trying to gloss over "things that are not going well". "Where is there good news here?" When you have to pull people down from buildings - I'm sorry, that really upsets me and frustrates me.