Without Power, Crisis in Puerto Rico

Without Power, Crisis in Puerto Rico

The media reaction to President Donald Trump's racist rant against Puerto Ricans this weekend has been extremely disappointing, with much of the focus being placed on Trump's supposed "feud" with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who is actually feuding with the idea of thousands of people dying.

President Donald Trump on Sunday defended United States 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". Cruz went as far as to say, "you are killing us", in a news conference.

Trump's visit to the Presidents Cup came on the same day U.S. lawmakers urged him to stop sniping at Puerto Rican officials and get to work helping them recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

He's going after what he calls "politically motivated ingrates" and says "people are now starting to recognize the incredible work" by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the military.

The island has been without power since the storm hit and many municipal employees have been prevented from helping with the larger disaster response because their own homes were damaged or destroyed.

"The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump", Trump said in another tweet. That homeland security adviser Tom Bossert and Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, traveled to Puerto Rico on Monday, and that Trump plans a trip next week, are hopefully signs of the administration taking the crisis seriously.

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"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.

The president is scheduled to speak to the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, by telephone on Saturday. "I don't know what world Trump is living in". Vice President Mike Pence said she'd visited one time, but also chided Cruz in a television interview for her "rhetoric".

"Well, I'm a little embarrassed that I said it's a "black and white" issue", Bryant responds.

He said: "Wish u had that sense of urgency while u were watching the ISR feed during our 5th firefight in B-ghazi...or did u not consider us Americans?" "I spoke to the doctors, they say they saw 53 patients and they had a person who was septic, but nobody dying".

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, which wreaked havoc along the East Coast in 2012, New Jersey's Republican governor, Chris Christie, praised Democratic president Barack Obama for his personal attention and compassion. "10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job".

Trump, pictured while performing a fist-pumping motion, dedicated the trophy to the people of Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida still recovering from recent hurricane devastation. Food is scarce and 97 percent of the island has no power.

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