Trump criticizes Puerto Rico mayor for "Poor Leadership"


White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders echoed Trump's complains, tweeting that a Washington Post story about the government's halting response was false.

"Such poor leadership by the Mayor of San Juan and others in Puerto Rico who are not able to get their workers to help", said Trump, a Republican. I am begging. Begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying.

The mayor lashed back by saying, "Maybe from where she's standing, it's a good news story".

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

Che read one of Trump's tweets before calling the president a "bitch" and a "cheap cracker".

The response seems an answer to President Donald Trump's Hurricane Maria criticism on Twitter on Saturday by focusing on the work that needs to be done in Puerto Rico.

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Mr Trump went on to say that there are "10,000 federal workers now on (the) island doing a fantastic job" and an "amazing job".

Another tweet from Miranda, whose father is from Puerto Rico, saw him reference Mr Trump's attendance at his golf club in New Jersey.

However, Puerto Rico is still facing a humanitarian crisis, and many of its people remain without power and water.

Cruz appeared on MSNBC on Saturday and said she would not be distracted by "small comments". What kind of a Puerto Rican, what kind of a human, would I be if I know of other mayors that are getting no water and no food and I just looked the other way and I just had my city taken care of?

On Friday, the acting head of Homeland Security Elaine Duke called the federal response "really a good news story in terms of our ability to reach people and the limited number of deaths that have taken place in such a devastating hurricane". It's hurricane relief. These people need help.

Trump was also a target on the show's "Weekend Update", with Colin Jost pointing out that hip-hop artist Pitbull was sending a private plane to help victims in Puerto Rico.