Donald Trump's rudeness in Puerto Rico

Donald Trump's rudeness in Puerto Rico

That is not the land of the free and the home of the brave, the beacon of democracy that people have learned to look up to.

She said it was unclear whether Trump might be able to issue an executive order, if he so desired, to provide quick financial help or whether Congress would have to act.

Over the weekend he used the word to describe Cruz, claiming that she was criticizing him at the urging of Democrats.

Trump drew better marks for his handling of the recoveries after hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The federal response has drawn criticism and the administration has aggressively pushed back.

Journalist Caleb Ecarma said that Trump likely failed to follow his staffers' advice on directly handing out the paper towel. Trump complimented many officials on the island and the way they handled the aftermath, but left Cruz out.

"This was a PR, 17-minute meeting".

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz tells MSNBC's Joy Reid that Trump was "insulting" to the people of Puerto Rico.

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, took on the feminist rallying cry of the resistance in a sly rebuke of the president on Wednesday: by proudly wearing a "NASTY" shirt in a television interview. "Well you know what, they're dying".

"People are going to become more conscious of how they are living, and invest more in solar", he said.

As of Wednesday, the death toll from Maria had risen to 34.

The total number of rotary aircraft involved from the active duty, Reserves and Guard is about 80, the Defense Department said. "After all, that is one of the founding principles of the United States of North America", Yulin said at a press conference. My only motive is a human motive.

Martin also traveled to the island to see the devastation for himself and be of assistance to anyone in need. Trump said this in front of victims and island government members.

An Inhabitant of the Puerto Nuevo neighborhood walks through flood water during the passage of Hurricane Maria, in the neightborhood Puerto Nuevo, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 20, 2017.

As those in the mountains remained without help, trapped by landslides and destroyed roads, Trump spoke not of the humanitarian crisis at hand, but of the "fantastic job" those around him have done. "The lives of 3.5 million U.S. citizens are hanging in the balance". The worst thing he did was being too slow to react and too condescending toward the U.S. island.