Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Couple finally get home to Puerto Rico and their shattered house

Workers unload shipping containers from a Crowley Maritime barge at the port in San Juan Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island A week in, some Puerto Ricans still don't know if their loved ones are alive
Sammy Stanley | 03 October, 2017, 02:18

He then retweeted videos from the military and other emergency responders working in Puerto Rico.

Mr. Trump temporarily waived the Jones Act earlier this week to ease the delivery of aid by sea to Puerto Rico.

A sign that reads in spanish, Playita (neighborhood), need water and food, SOS, is seen Baldorioty de Castro highway, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sept 30, 2017.

Tensions over Washington's handling of the recovery effort boiled over Friday as a tearful Cruz said at a press conference, "We are dying here" and called on President Trump to put someone in charge of the relief effort who "is up to the task of saving lives".

The island's 3.5 million Americans are still reeling after two powerful hurricanes in two weeks decimated the Caribbean island's power grid, flooded entire communities and left scores of residents without access to food or drinkable water.

This is after accusing the San Juan mayor of poor leadership and being unable to get workers to help the US territory recover. "Many we spoke to on the ground said they don't want to leave - but how can they stay? 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job (sic)", Trump added in a series of tweets. And the desperate pleas for help that continued Friday from Cruz, as well as other Puerto Ricans in more isolated parts of the country, suggest that far more is needed from the Trump administration's response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis. "But, you know, that is not who we are here in San Juan".

The president is headed to the island on Tuesday to survey the damage.

But Bossert defended the administration, saying they're doing everything they can to help people in Puerto Rico.

The president's criticism of the San Juan mayor drew a strong response from some on Twitter, including famed "Hamilton" creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

"We've pushed everything into that island that we can", said Long, also interviewed on "This Week". She said as many as seven people are dead after water and oxygen didn't get to them in time. Trump said his administration "will not rest" until people there are safe.

"Well, maybe from where she is standing it's a good news story".

"With leadership of @POTUS & @ricardorossello - @FEMA & Team Puerto Rico making real progress", said the former IN governor.

Trump accused the mayor of acting as the behest of Democrats "to be nasty to Trump", but Cruz said she was only appealing for speedier assistance to save lives.

Trump is planning to visit the US territory on Tuesday.

A reporter asked her if that had happened to San Juan since her comments Saturday. "Quiet down your Twitter and open your heart to the people of Puerto Rico", Gutierrez (pictured below) stated.

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