In a separate interview on the same program, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney defended Trump's tweets and said he interpreted them as Trump trying to impress upon the public how hard the storm relief efforts were.
"And I don't know what world Trump is living in". Thank you to the Governor of P.R. and to all of those who are working so closely with our First Responders.
But a slew of famous faces had already begun defending Cruz and venting their frustrations with Trump's response to the crisis in Puerto Rico, where a huge swath of the population remains without water or electricity. She's a member of the Popular Democratic Party, which supports Puerto Rico remaining a US commonwealth as opposed to becoming a state, and has pushed for gender equality, LGBT rights and help for people with disabilities.
On September 29, the U.S. government received criticism from the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz, who pointed out that the federal relief effort provided after the natural disasters would be useless if the logistics issue was not solved.
The mayor said the problem in the relief effort to Puerto Rico is not with the staff of the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other federal agencies working to help the island, but with a lack of sufficient resources.
The tweets amounted to a biting response to Ms Cruz, who had accused the Trump administration of "killing us with the inefficiency" after Hurricane Maria.
Without Power, Crisis in Puerto Rico
He further said that the results of recovery efforts would speak much louder than complaints by San Juan Mayor. According to residents Vicens interviewed, none of the 10,000 federal workers on the island had made it to Ciales, just 45 minutes from San Juan, by the time he got there yesterday.
Meanwhile, Puerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rossello is calling for unity.
"The problem that we have with the mayor unfortunately is that unity of command is ultimately what's needed to be successful in this response", Long told CNN's Fredricka Whitfield. He said 11 regional staging areas have been receiving food and water across the island and that telecommunication has been restored in several key municipalities, including San Juan.
"The city of San Juan is a very important city to the U.S. Conference of Mayors".
That leaves tens of thousands of people without access to necessities, most urgently water, long after the September 20 hurricane.
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