February 19, 2018

De Blasio hits Trump on Puerto Rico: 'Get back to work'

11 October 2017, 08:49 | Lena Norman

Desperate San Juan Mayor takes to Twitter after Trump administration ignores requests for help

FEMA Administrator Brock Long said his agency has

Even drinking water in many areas remains limited: just over half of customers reliant on Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) have potable water. Cruz argued that federal aid had been slow to reach Puerto Rico following Maria, which knocked out power to the entire island. She said FEMA had offered "no response" after a hospital requested aid. He also spent much of the weekend picking fights with San Juan's mayor and joked about the impact that paying for the recovery to the damaged island would have on the United States' budget.

FEMA Administrator Brock Long said his agency has "filtered out" San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.

"We don't have time for the political noise", he continued. He sat down with Mike Huckabee for an interview, where the host lobbed questions softer than the paper towel rolls Trump tossed into crowds of people in Puerto Rico. "We did a great job, and we weren't treated fairly by the media, cause we really did a good job, one example, they had these lovely, soft towels, very good towels". He added that Cruz was "very complimentary only a few days ago", but "has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump". "And also when I walked in, the cheering was incredible", he said.

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Trump said the media should have blamed Cruz rather than criticizing his efforts. "This juxtaposed against some of the media trying to say that you weren't attentive, but the people on the ground, the ones who were actually in the middle, thought your response was actually pitch flawless, is that frustrating to you?" asked Huckabee. The President claimed that although these events were awful, he saw them as an opportunity to help people and to feel good about doing so. You're really helping people.

The administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) dismissed the mayor of San Juan's vocal criticism of the Trump administration's Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

However, Cruz praised the White House staff and said, "I saw a real connection between the reality and the White House staff".

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