Puerto Rico: Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor


"Someone will say, 'Right this way, sir.' They'll clear a path".

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017...

Also appearing on CNN, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney defended Mr Trump's tweets and said he interpreted them as the President trying to explain how how hard the storm relief efforts were.

Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert told reporters Thursday that Washington has sent 10,000 federal relief workers, including more than 7,000 troops, to the island.

It wasn't immediately clear what the President was suggesting - but the widespread nature of the damage from Maria nearly ensures that the federal government will be picking up a sizeable disaster tab in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. "Puerto Rico needs more help, Mr. President!" over the words "American tragedy". "I know there's a tendency for fatigue because we've just been through two hurricanes".

"The Fake News Networks are working overtime in Puerto Rico doing their best to take the spirit away from our soldiers and first R's". Officials have struggled to distribute supplies and many residents are still without power, food and water.

"The people of Puerto Rico are suffering one of the worst disasters in the history of that island, and we all have to do everything we can to help them".

Ohio's Republican governor John Kasich, who challenged Mr Trump for the Republican nomination previous year, also voiced criticism of the President's comments.

The president was at his New Jersey golf club over the weekend and attended an global golf competition near New York City before returning to the White House on Sunday.

She has been working 24/7.

"You are seeing devastation in Puerto Rico. Fastest golf cart you ever took".

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Unlike a week ago, when the President spent much of his weekend tweeting about whether players in the NFL and other major sports should stand for the National Anthem, Mr. Trump's schedule for this Saturday had a series of calls related to the Maria response.

"I wasn't saying anything nasty about the president", Ms. Yulin Cruz told MSNBC host Joy Reid on the network's "AM Joy" program early Saturday. "This is the time to show our 'true colors.' We can not be distracted by anything else", the mayor tweeted. But, he said, his administration's first responders are "amazing".

"I am very satisfied", Duke said.

Mario Torres, who lives in the former Air Force base in the coastal town of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, said the country was on the brink of disaster.

Cruz continued, "Dammit, this is not a good news story".

She said Friday on CNN: "This is a people-are-dying story". ". not a good news story".

Rihanna on Thursday shared an image with the president of the New York Daily News's September 27 front page which read, "No food, no water, no power, no medical care for the dying ... This is about lives being lost if things do not get done properly real quickly", she said.

"We're also having to do a majority of the work because of diminished capacity at the local level", Long said.

The White House official said, "Not sure".

"Stop tweeting and come help the people. Maybe too busy doing TV?" That rule was preventing foreign ships carrying aid and fuel from docking in Puerto Rico.