Celebs Slam Trump for His Response to San Juan Mayor's Plea

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In his tweets Saturday, Trump praised the military and first responders for "an awesome job".

Trump on Saturday used Twitter to accuse Cruz of partisan politics.

"The goal is one: saving lives". I'm not surprised by the show she is putting on'. We can not be distracted by anything else.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke declared "the relief effort is under control".

The complaints came eight days after Hurricane Maria slammed into the United States territory of 3.4 million people, destroying much of the island's infrastructure. Asked about her Thursday "good news" comment, she said: "There is so much more to do".

Rihanna on Thursday shared an image with the president of the New York Daily News's September 27 front page which read, "No food, no water, no power, no medical care for the dying ..."

The president said that Cruz had been wound up by his political opponents to attack him. 'This is a people-are- dying story.

But reporters with the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI, for its initials in Spanish) in Puerto Rico said Thursday in a story in the Miami Herald they had "confirmed that there are dozens of hurricane-related deaths and the number could rise to the hundreds".

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"I am done being polite. I am mad as hell".

The 500 National Guard troops will help with logistics to get food, water, and other supplies from the island's port distributed to the people, Christie said. Few buildings have generator-supplied electricity, which is dependent on scarce fuel.

Thousands more Puerto Ricans have been getting water and rationed food as an aid bottleneck began to ease.

On Friday, Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz made several pleas for the USA government to help Puerto Rico, where people without food, water, and power are "dying", saying they could "see something close to genocide". All landlines were working again as of Saturday morning, after dozens of antennas were lifted to get telephone service up again, the governor said.

He has also made repeated reference to Puerto Rico's debt, even in the midst of a humanitarian catastrophe. "10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job", he continued in a series of tweets. During her press conference, she retorted that, if the government doesn't do anything about the situation in Puerto Rico, "We are going to see something close to a genocide".

The Navy's hospital ship Comfort departs from Norfolk, Va., to support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Cruz, who has been living in a shelter after her home was destroyed in the hurricane, could not be immediately reached for comment. "Fastest golf cart you ever took".

NPR's Mandalit del Barco spoke to 8-year-old Yan Anthony Hernandez, who is staying at a shelter in the city of Aguadilla on Puerto Rico's northwestern coast.