Food and clothing drive for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Virgin Islands

  • Food and clothing drive for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Virgin Islands

Food and clothing drive for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Virgin Islands

But Gutierrez had more pointed criticism for the President, suggesting he ought to deploy the military forces with which he has threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea to aid the distressed island. "Things are not good there". "We are there for them", Conway said.

Trump is expected to survey the damage on the island on Tuesday.

"Again, Mr. Trump, we appreciate everything you are doing and we know it can be done faster", Cruz said.

Xavier Totti moved to the mainland United States from his native Puerto Rico 43 years ago.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump should stop wasting time attacking Puerto Rico officials who are seeking hurricane relief and "roll up his sleeves and get to work".

Though the clash between Cruz and Trump has dominated headlines since the president first took aim at her, the crisis in Puerto Rico remains an important story. Republicans and Democrats have pushed Trump to waive the Jones Act, saying it could help get desperately needed supplies delivered to the island more quickly and at less cost.

On Friday, Cruz, the San Juan mayor, lashed out over Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke's comment declaring the federal response "a good news story".

Because of the scale of the devastation and the island's isolation, Puerto Rico needs more than overtaxed FEMA staffers can offer. Duncan said the situation there is as bad as in Puerto Rico, but the U.S. Navy has responded with "vessels offshore carrying potable water and medical supplies", Duncan said.

Ground Reports: With electricity still widely out, many merchants are not accepting credit cards, making a cash infusion increasingly necessary for residents who need to purchase food, medicine, gas and other supplies.

Life goes on in Puerto Rico, though, as residents like Cotto and her neighbors literally pick up the pieces of their homes.

Life in Puerto Rico remains tough.

"I always had faith in God, and I said I know these people are going to help me", she added.

Shortly after Ortiz's call for help, Eyal Lalo, the CEO of Invicta Watch Group, reached out to Marciano on Twitter, offering to help Ortiz and the 11 elderly patients she cares for.

Trump is planning to visit the US territory on Tuesday.

I'm going to be fine.

"Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello just stated: "The Administration and the President, every time we've spoken, they've delivered ...", Trump tweeted early on Friday". His senior general leading military relief operations in Puerto Rico, Lieutenant General Jeff Buchanan, said they were clearing roads and getting more supplies to people, but recognized "it's still a long haul".

Ryan says "huge capital injection will occur in two days" to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster relief account. And that's led to some strong words back from the president.

Maria, a Category 4 storm, devastated Puerto Rico, whose 3.4 million residents are US citizens.

On Saturday, Trump claimed that Cruz was showing "poor leadership ability" along with others, and that they "are not able to get their workers to help".

Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of the US island's largest city, heatedly denied that.