Trump team defends him against San Juan's mayor

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The fake Trump then reminded VillaseƱor's Cruz that Puerto Rico is "an island in the water".

By now, USA president Donald Trump is no stranger to criticism regarding his handling of the devastation that Puerto Rico has faced in the wake of Hurricane Maria, but he may have gone a step too far with his latest flurry of social media posts.

He's going after what he calls "politically motivated ingrates" and says "people are now starting to recognize the incredible work" by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the military. "We all have got to remember, the people of Puerto Rico are American citizens, entitled to the same help as the people of any other community in America".

VillaseƱor promptly informs him that Puerto Rico is a USA territory.

"We want to help you, but we have to take care of America first", says Baldwin's Trump while making fun of the fact how the island is surrounded by ocean water which has 'fishies, bubbles, and turtles that bite'.

But Cruz tells ABC's "This Week" that "there's only one goal, and it's saving lives".

Many people believed that he was quicker to extend help to the individuals impacted by this summer's hurricanes that occurred in Florida and Texas than he has been for those living in Puerto Rico.

While he did pause at times to weigh in on the National Football League and, oddly, the losing candidate he endorsed in Alabama's GOP Primary, he primarily focused on Puerto Rico.

"I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying", Carmen Yulin Cruz, San Juan's mayor, said Friday morning.

President Donald Trump says Washington is - in his words - "fully engaged in the disaster and the response and recovery effort".

"We have done a great job with the nearly impossible situation in Puerto Rico". Duke had described the response as a "good news story".

U.S. Rep. Albio Sires in a statement criticized President Donald Trump for his early morning tweets lambasting the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Many have made impassioned responses to President Donald Trump's tweets in which he criticized the leadership in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and implied its people are passing the buck on the US territory's recovery. When you have to pull people down from buildings - I'm sorry, that really upsets me and frustrates me.

Cruz told Stephanopoulos on Sunday she would still meet Trump.

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