San Juan Mayor Labels Trump "Miscommunicator-in-Chief" After "Insulting" Visit

National Guard personnel clean up roads in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Governor: A Quarter Of the Island Should Have Power Next Month

The offer came on Wednesday, a day after President Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico.

Cruz has been vocal in her criticism of Trump, praising White House officials, but criticizing the president for the administration's overall response.

The US President began lobbing hurricane relief supplies into a sedate crowd of Puerto Ricans during today's visit.

"It's all about saving lives, it's not about politics", Cruz said to Trump as they shook hands following a briefing earlier today.

Scarborough added that Yulín's attempt to make amends with Trump was evidence of her own leadership skills. "You don't need them anymore!" Whether he's wrong or not.

She went on to say: "This bad and abominable view of him throwing paper towels and throwing provisions at people, it really - it does not embody the spirit of the American nation, you know?" "She was actually being a leader".

Almost two weeks after the catastrophic hurricane hit the US island, many residents are now without electricity, food, and drinkable water in what Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has deemed a massive humanitarian crisis.

Prior to Tuesday, the number of storm-related deaths on the island stood at 16.

The US President visited the US territory for the first time since it was battered by Hurricane Maria. Most of Puerto Rico's credits are now moving through the Title 3 bankruptcy process.

Almost two weeks after the storm, which is estimated to have caused $90 million (£67 million) of damage, 95% of electricity customers remain without power - including hospitals.

On Thursday, statistics showing that about half of Puerto Rico's residents lacked access to drinking water and 95% of the island was without power were removed from a FEMA web page containing information related to the storm.

"I wouldn't take it word for word", Mulvaney said, when asked by CNN's Chris Cuomo whether Trump meant to "wipe out" Puerto Rico's debt.

Mexico will also send a team of specialists to help restore electricity to some 93 percent of the island left without power by the hurricane, it said. "He's sort of like a 'miscommunicator in chief, '" Cruz said. Ortiz, who has passed out home cooked food to people who don't have enough food to eat, said the Salvation Army had distributed aid in Playita in recent days, but he had seen no federal effort.

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