San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Responds to Trump With "Nasty" Shirt

Desperate San Juan Mayor takes to Twitter after Trump administration ignores requests for help

Meanwhile, FEMA Administrator Brock Long said during an interview the agency was filtering out the mayor's comments as "political noise". Have requested support from FEMA.

That's the Federal Emergency Management Agency's administrator, Brock Long, declaring Sunday that FEMA had quit listening to the elected leader of a city that's home to almost 400,000 of Puerto Rico's 3.4 million population.

More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria lashed the island, killing 36 people, Cruz tweeted Sunday: "Increasingly painful to undestand the american people want to help and US Gov does not want to help". He told This Week "w$3 e filtered out the mayor a long time ago".

"If there is a power failure at a hospital, which we've seen two over this past week, we're actually life-flighting the ICU patients out of those hospitals and onto the USNS Comfort", a Navy hospital ship now supporting the island, Long said. "The bottom line is, is that we are making progress everyday in conjunction with the governor". Late last month, the mayor appeared on television in a black shirt with white letters that read, "HELP US, WE ARE DYING".

San Juan's Mayor Carmen Cruz said she sees "no hope [on] the horizon" for Puerto Rico - despite President Trump celebrate the recovery effort and engaging on a victory tour.

He told Huckabee that Cruz "did a very poor job", adding that "She's not a capable person", he said. Trump said they need to start helping themselves, instead of just sitting around waiting for someone else to do it for them, it reminds me of New Orleans when Katrina hit, they all just sat around waiting for the government to come get them out.

"In regards outages and the hospitals, we've built an entire 9-1-1 system", Long insisted during his interview. Navy press releases confirm the island has received a total of nine critical patients from Puerto Rico hospitals after they experienced power failures.

"As far as the political noise, we filter that out, keeps our heads down and continue to make progress and push forward restoring essential functions for Puerto Rico", Long said in the interview.

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