Trump attacks 'poor leadership' after San Juan mayor begs for help

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She said: 'We are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency.

There was no time for our scheduled interview, but she invited us to come along, so we jumped in the tray of the big, black truck for a high-speed pelt along the highways of San Juan, tailed by ambulances and police.

She spoke with CNN's Anderson Cooper Friday night, while wearing a shirt saying "help us, we are dying".

"People died [during Hurricane Katrina] because of a lack of action and prioritization of our federal government". They're sleeping on cots and eating the same food as everyone else after their house flooded.

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Lady Gaga lead celebrities shaming President Donald Trump for his criticism of leaders and residents of devastated Puerto Rico on Saturday (30Sep17).

"The electrical grid and other infrastructure were already in very, very poor shape, they were at their life's end prior to the hurricanes, and now virtually everything has been wiped out", Trump said.

"I understand the coverage, in some cases, is giving the appearance that we're not moving fast enough", Bossert said.

Mr Trump is set to visit Puerto on Tuesday, but some Puerto Ricans think it is too little too late. It is is a human tragedy that has cost 16 people in Puerto Rico their lives.

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After spending the weekend tweeting about the NFL and why its owners should force players to stand during the National Anthem, President Donald Trump has spent this week playing catchup on the still-unfolding humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital San Juan has hit back at the Trump administration's description of hurricane relief efforts as a "good news" story, calling it "a "people are dying" story" as millions wait for aid.

Trump touted the federal government's response on the island, saying the workers there are doing "a fantastic job". I am done being politically correct. "As the people of Puerto Rico continue to rebuild, it will become increasingly important for organized, professional teams with critical expertise to help ensure cargo gets where it is most needed".

Cruz, 54, was born and raised in San Juan, according to a biography on Puerto Rico's Chamber of Commerce website.

The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that the waiver of the law would be in effect for 10 days and allow foreign-flagged ships to supply Puerto Rico with fuel and other products. "When you don't have food for a baby, it's not a good-news story", Cruz said.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello has called the destruction to the island unprecedented, though the Republican has praised the US government's relief efforts.

"Fake News CNN and NBC are going out of their way to disparage our great First Responders as a way to 'get Trump.' Not fair to FR or effort!" "I can tell you this: We have done an incredible job considering there's absolutely nothing to work with".