'No good news in Puerto Rico' says mayor
- Author: Rogelio Becker Oct 03, 2017,
Oct 03, 2017, 2:03
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, pictured September 30, 2017 speaking to the media in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is featured in a photo searching for Hurricane Maria victims after Donald Trump criticizes her leadership skills.
The president also thanked Congresswoman Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon and US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp "who stated that #FEMA and Military are doing a GREAT job!" Remember: the people of Puerto Rico are citizens of the United States.
However, by Saturday, Trump's tweets turned to the Mayor of San Juan, claiming she had been told "by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump". "Fastest golf cart you ever took". You're going straight to hell. "You have been GOLFING", Miranda added in a follow-up tweet.
The president spent much of the weekend at his New Jersey golf club and then attended the worldwide golf competition near New York City.
Cruz indicated she was losing patience with the U.S. government: "We will make it with or without you", Cruz said, as she pointed to a pallet of supplies behind her.
It comes after the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital city San Juan made a desperate plea for federal help.
Trump has said that the results of the US recovery effort in Puerto Rico will "speak much louder than complaints" by Mayor Cruz, and has said that he will be on the ground there on Tuesday.
On Saturday morning, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló provided an update on relief efforts, saying the number of gasoline stations now open has increased from 450 four days ago to 714.
The U.S. Navy dispatched the hospital ship the USNS Comfort to Puerto Rico Friday as government and private groups tried to step up relief efforts on the storm-ravaged island, hit both by Hurricane Maria and earlier Hurricane Irma. "Totally unable to", Trump said, explaining the island's police and truck drivers are "substantially gone" on the island as they focus on their families or are unable to travel to work. "This is about lives being lost if things do not get done properly real quickly", she said. Most of Puerto Rico's 3.4 million residents are entering their 11th day without power, and 16 deaths have been reported so far.
The singer began tweeting at Trump on Tuesday ― nearly a week after Maria hit Puerto Rico - with a story from The Shade Room that offered an update on conditions in the hurricane-ravaged US territory.