Donald Trump defends Puerto Rico effort, but his tweets draw new criticism

Now even money is running out in storm-hit Puerto Rico

Donald Trump defends Puerto Rico effort, but his tweets draw new criticism

"The mayor of San Juan is a political hack", Fuentes said on CNN's "New Day".

Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz also told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on This Week that with the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, the focus should be on "saving lives" and not the US territory's high rate of debt or what it may cost to rebuild.

"We have done a great job", Trump tweeted.

President Trump lashed out at "politically motivated ingrates" in a Tweet on Sunday, ramping up his feud with the mayor of San Juan and the "Fake News" media for their criticism of his response to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. "Weekend Update" co-host Michael Che laid into the President over his response.

Baldwin-as-Trump said he wants to help Puerto Rico, "but we have to take care of America first". "When you don't have food for a baby, it's not a good news story". Che basically said the same thing on Saturday night about Trump and minorities, though not in so many words.

"Sir, we just need help, please", Cruz said before Trump hung up on her.

I would ask you (Duke) to come down here and visit the towns and then make a statement like that, because frankly, it is an irresponsible statement in contrast with the statements of support that I have been getting yesterday when I got that call from the White House.

She explains to him that Puerto Rico is, in fact, part of the United States. "Oh really, Donald? You bitch".

"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", Trump wrote on the microblogging website. "You wanna go smoke a Virginia Slim until your hand stops moving?"

Trump was spending Sunday at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, before traveling to another golf course in nearby Jersey City to present the trophy to the victor of the Presidents Cup tournament.The Trump administration sent several top officials onto Sunday talk shows with the message that the relief effort is going well, despite complaints that the federal effort in Puerto Rico has fallen short of the work done after hurricanes struck Texas, Florida, and Louisiana. 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.

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