San Juan Mayor Labels Trump "Miscommunicator-in-Chief" After "Insulting" Visit

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San Juan Mayor Labels Trump "Miscommunicator-in-Chief" After "Insulting" Visit

He has also been pilloried by opponents for moving more slowly to help Puerto Rico than he did Texas or Florida.

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Congress for a bumper US$29 billion package of emergency relief after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico.

Trump said the federal response to Maria compared favourably with a "real catastrophe like Katrina", the 2005 storm that swamped Louisiana and MS and killed more than 1 800.

"We are going to help the people out", Trump promised. Mulvaney said that process would continue, and that the Trump administration was focused on helping the island recover from the hurricane in the near term.

While some Puerto Ricans expressed appreciation for Trump's visit on Tuesday, others said they were frustrated with the pace of the recovery - and the tone of some of the president's remarks. You have got to hand it to Trump: "Anybody can say horribly racist things about Hispanic people on a golden escalator, but it takes real balls to do it while their fellow citizens are dying", Oliver joked. She suspects Trump "didn't even know that Puerto Rico was an island that was part of America".

While the administration got a slow start, USA federal officials have since ramped up relief work, and Lieutenant General Jeffrey Buchanan's leadership should help.

Hurricane Irma hit the island in mid-September.

The price of Puerto Rico's benchmark general obligation bonds tumbled to a record low on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested late on Tuesday the island's massive debt load will have to be wiped out due to devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

The president, who has been criticized for his slow response in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria, was "insulting" during his visit, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz told MSNBC Tuesday night.

Golf Week tells us that the generally agreed-upon time it takes to play 18 holes of golf is about four hours, which is also about the length of time Trump tends to disappear for when he's close to a few greens, according to Newsweek. Puerto Rico, an island of 3.5 million inhabitants - all of whom are USA citizens - gets almost nothing done for it. That being the case, law students from the University of Puerto Rico were likely going to have to forfeit the rest of their fall semesters.

The disaster relief portion of the funding is expected to keep Puerto Rico going until the end of the year.

Despite the Fake News Media in conjunction with the Dems, an unbelievable job is being done in Puerto Rico.

He added, "I think she's come back a long way". "Even though I am a finance guy, there are just other priorities that are more important right now then just paying the bondholders".