Homeland Security chief Elaine Duke just made Trump's Puerto Rico problem worse

Damage left by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico               CBS News

Trump praised military and first responders for the relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

As he said in his own tweet "Puerto Rico was totally destroyed" but somehow the island just needs to pull itself up by its bootstraps and not complain about the dude who took a week to wave the shipping restrictions from the Jones Act.

Trump is expected to survey the damage Tuesday.

The island's 3.5 million Americans are still reeling after two powerful hurricanes in two weeks decimated the Caribbean island's power grid, flooded entire communities and left scores of residents without access to food or drinkable water.

"We will make it with or without you because what stands behind me is all due to the generosity of other people".

"Outside fake news or politically motivated ingrates. people are now starting to recognize the fantastic work that has been done by FEMA and our great military", he tweeted.

San Juan's mayor is slamming a Trump administration official for referring to Puerto Rico's suffering as "a good news story". "We can not be distracted by anything else", she wrote.

"He is looking for excuses for things not going well", she said.

Ms Yulin Cruz acknowledged Mr Trump's help, but asked for more immediate action.

Trump's comments drew swift condemnation on the mainland.

"We are maximizing all of the resources that we have so that we can deliver goods, water food and supplies", he said. It is not a good news story when people are dying.

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

"What Donald Trump did with those statements today is that it confirmed everything that people were thinking about him", Diaz said. This is a "life-or-death" story.

President Donald Trump on Friday said "there's never been anything like" the devastation in Puerto Rico, which is facing a humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Maria sweeping through the Caribbean island last week.

Gen. Buchanan will link up with FEMA and local officials to help coordinate relief efforts.

"The governor is giving a message that everything is resolved, and it is not true", Mayor Isidro Negron Irizarry said in Spanish on Twitter. "There is no functional operations structure". "All about saving lives, not about politics, not about petty comments. I don't know anything about my parents and I can't get to them". "The government could have definitely done a lot better throughout the years, but now it's not the time for us to really play the blame game and point fingers".

A platoon of U.S. Marines is cutting a path in the El Yunque National Forest, trying to get to a communication tower back up and running.

"We're certainly bringing in more", Lieutenant General Jeffrey Buchanan said on Friday, a day after he was appointed by the Pentagon to oversee the USA response.

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