When Villasenor's Cruz asked to confirm that he knows that Puerto Rico is a US territory, "Trump" looked shocked and later hangs up on her, while she pleads for aid, "Wow, that woman is so nasty". Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings.
She implored the president, who is now at his New Jersey golf club and is set to visit the U.S. territory on Tuesday, to "make sure somebody is in charge that is up to the task of saving lives". "If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency".
"In response to Trump's tweets branding criticism of the federal government's Puerto Rico relief efforts "#fakenews", the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star offered up a dose of reality. "If Mr. Trump can hear us. Fantastic job!" he tweeted.
Trump was spending Sunday at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, before traveling to another golf course in nearby Jersey City to present the trophy to the victor of the Presidents Cup tournament.The Trump administration sent several top officials onto Sunday talk shows with the message that the relief effort is going well, despite complaints that the federal effort in Puerto Rico has fallen short of the work done after hurricanes struck Texas, Florida, and Louisiana.
However, Puerto Rico is still facing a humanitarian crisis, and many of its people remain without power and water.
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Telecommunications are back for about 30% of the island, almost half of the supermarkets have reopened at least for reduced hours and about 60% of the petrol stations are pumping.
With his island still in desperate need of financial and infrastructure aid, the governor faces a balancing act in remaining on good terms with Trump, even as many of his constituents oppose him.
Trump is scheduled to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday along with First Lady Melania Trump. "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". This is the time to show our "true colours".
Mayor Cruz said her goal was to save lives without getting distracted by anything else.
She also posted photos of herself meeting residents and rescue workers, wading hip-deep through a flooded street and comforting an elderly woman.