Trump calls his Puerto Rico critics 'politically motivated ingrates'

Trump calls his Puerto Rico critics 'politically motivated ingrates'

Trump calls his Puerto Rico critics 'politically motivated ingrates'

Ms Cruz declined to engage in the tit-for-tat, instead calling for a united focus on the people who need help. "Speaking from his fancy golf club, playing golf with his billionaire friends, attacking the mayor of San Juan, struggling to bring electricity to the island, food to the island, water to the island, gas to the island, that is just - it is unspeakable!" "If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency", Cruz said during a press conference.

SNL's cold open referred to the continued criticism of the Trump administration for failing to respond adequately and effectively to to the destruction in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, particularly in comparison to the quick response it offered after Florida, Texas and Louisiana were hit by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. During Weekend Update, Che read through Trump's Twitter attack on Cruz, before offering his thoughts: "Oh really, Donald?" He also wrote that Puerto Rico's leaders "want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort".

On Saturday morning, Trump unleashed a tweetstorm on the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz, who a day earlier criticized the government's response and pleaded for help.

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.

"I will do what I never thought I was going to do".

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However, Puerto Rico is still facing a humanitarian crisis, and many of its people remain without power and water. Conditions are not favorable for development into a tropical storm, but locally heavy rainfall is expected over the Leeward Islands, including Dominica; the U.S. Virgin Islands; and Puerto Rico. "Fantastic job!", he added.

Villaseñor promptly informs him that Puerto Rico is a US territory.

Cruz on Friday pushed back on Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke's characterization of recovery efforts in Puerto Rico as a "good news story".

Take a look at the president's Puerto Rico commentary.

. Che said. "You can't walk into a store and do a million dollar's worth of damage and then be like, 'I get it, I'll leave'".

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