San Juan mayor answers Trump's Twitter attack

Rubio urges Trump to put Pentagon in charge of recovery in Puerto Rico

Rubio urges Trump to put Pentagon in charge of recovery in Puerto Rico

That prompted a sharp retort from San Juan's mayor in a CNN interview.

Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Mr Trump was responding to a request from Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello, and that the waiver would go into effect immediately.

President Trump drew the ire of Hollywood after launching a Twitter attack on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Saturday.

"They want everything to be done for them", Trump said.

'The electric power grid in Puerto Rico is totally shot, ' President Donald Trump said in a tweet Thursday morning.

Addressing members of the media, Cruz slammed FEMA's response, saying, "If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying". Trump's latest missive could further inflame sentiment after he had earlier weighed in on the emerging fight over how to finance the already debt-stricken territory's recovery - comments that were viewed as premature and distasteful by some.

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, who was called on by the Pentagon to lead hurricane relief efforts on Thursday, has said that what is now being done for Puerto Rico isn't enough. "Big decisions will have to be made as to the cost of its rebuilding!" 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".

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Trump's administration has come under pressure for what critics said was a slow federal aid response to Puerto Rico, compared with other hurricane-hit areas on the USA mainland during a season of exceptionally powerful storms.

Mr Trump meanwhile quoted praise from Puerto Rico's governor, Ricardo Rossello, who said the president and the Trump administration have "delivered" for the United States territory.

Late on Thursday, Ms Duke said: "This is a good news story, what's happening in Puerto Rico, in terms of ability to reach people and the limited number of deaths that have occurred in such a devastating storm".

"He continued:".The fact is that Puerto Rico has been destroyed by two hurricanes. "It is not good news when people are dying".

Although Trump earlier this week cited Cruz in a tweet, thanking her for "your kind words" about the federal response, in fact Cruz has been critical nearly daily, saying officials are moving too slowly.

Trump on Wednesday, however, said he was considering lifting the Jones Act.

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