Before leaving for his golf course, President Donald Trump praised his administration’s “incredible” and “successful” response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, while San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz begged for help.
Trump told reporters in Washington D.C.:
The loss of life, it’s always tragic. But it’s been incredible. The results that we’ve had with respect to loss of life. People can’t believe how successful that has been, relatively speaking.
HuffPost reporter Jennifer Bendery tweeted Cruz’s plea for help:
“We are dying and you are killing us with the inefficiency.” — San Juan mayor, exasperating with govt response to Puerto Rico https://t.co/5wQuen9cgB
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) September 29, 2017
Voice of America reporter Steve Herman tweeted:
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) September 29, 2017