Sanders: Trump attacking San Juan mayor is 'unspeakable'

Sanders: Trump attacking San Juan mayor is 'unspeakable'

Sanders: Trump attacking San Juan mayor is 'unspeakable'

By almost all accounts, Cruz's depiction of Puerto Rico's need for more aid is clear.

Trump also says of Puerto Rico: "We have it under really great control".

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

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Despite what the President tweeted, they say they witnessed neighbors helping neighbors before they left. Of course President Trump Tweeted this from the golf course, where he's enjoying some R&R this weekend. There is no unity, at least on twitter, about the giant relief effort to help millions of victims in storm ravaged Puerto Rico.

Trump and other administration officials insist that the government response has been strong despite widespread damage to roads and bridges as well as poor infrastructure on the island.

"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", he wrote.

The official count is 16, though locals suspect that that number is much higher when taking into account, for example, people on life support who died when the power cut out.

In a separate interview on the same program, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney defended Trump's tweets and said he interpreted them as Trump trying to impress upon the public how hard the storm relief efforts were. "President Trump, anyone, help us!" she said.

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But Trump insisted in a series of Twitter messages on Saturday that federal emergency response teams and the U.S. military, which has sent dozens of ships and some 10,000 troops, were doing a "fantastic" job.

"I want to just remember them".

After San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz complained in impassioned remarks that, "We are dying here, and I can not fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world can not figure out logistics for a small island", Trump unleashed a tweet rant. “I dont know what world Trump is living in.”. PROMESA is a broken promise to the people of Puerto Rico. And you are killing us with the inefficiency and bureaucracy.

"The goal is one: saving lives". "I haven't heard what she said", he told reporters.

"The people who are the best in this are the US military".

Asked why it took so long to get the general in place, Townsend said, "My understanding from the White House is, that three-star general has been in place literally from the beginning, but he was managing sort of his role from the mainland USA and I think the sort of adjustment here has been they're going to send him down there to understand better on the ground what the requirements are". Puerto Rico, he said, "was totally destroyed", and "10,000 Federal workers now on the island are doing a fantastic job". "Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates", he said in a Twitter post.

The mayor of the island's capital city has complained about a slow response to the disaster.

President Donald Trump is criticizing the media and praising his administration's response to Hurricane Maria in a battered Puerto Rico.

Trump had just tried to deflect blame back onto Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, blasting her for her "poor leadership ability", and insinuating that Puerto Ricans were unwilling to help themselves. "I didn't see it as assigned to the people of Puerto Rico, I saw it as a personal difference with the mayor of San Juan". The actor-composer shared his thoughts on Trump's remarks in a series of harsh tweets.

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