San Juan Mayor Calls Trump "Miscommunication-in-Chief"

Katrina Barker
October 9, 2017

But during a short visit to the USA territory things seemed remarkably cordial, with Trump lobbing out paper towels to a crowd of around 200 and declaring there was "a lot of love in this room, a lot of love... great people". He added that the estimated material damage was around $90 billion.

"If you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina (2005 in New Orleans) and you look at the tremendous hundreds and hundreds of people that died and what happened here with a storm that was just totally overbearing".

President Donald Trump's much-anticipated visit to Puerto Rico on Tuesday became easy fodder for memes and internet jokes.

The list of celebrities piling on Donald Trump over his trip to Puerto Rico continues to grow, as Whoopi Goldberg and the rest of her co-hosts on "The View" ripped POTUS for his behavior in the hurricane-ravaged island.

Cruz continued, referencing the T-shirt.

Mulvaney, who spoke to Mr. Trump after his interview, said that the president meant the island would have significant costs related to rebuilding efforts and would receive robust assurances from the federal government. As of Tuesday, only about 5 percent of the island's customers had their power restored. "We are talking about life and death". Speaking to Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera, he noted that the Caribbean island's "whole debt structure" needs to be looked at, adding, "You know, they owe a lot of money to your friends on Wall Street, and we're going to have to wipe that out".

She went on to say that she gets along with P.R. governor Ricardo Rosselló, who is a "tireless collaborator", even though the two share different visions about life.

In an interview with CNN, she said that Trump sometimes "spouts" comments "that really hurt the people of Puerto Rico".

"You know, all I can say is Rex Tillerson, his own Secretary of State called him a moron", said Behar, citing an NBC report both Tillerson and Trump deny.

Rossello has worked closely with the White House in coordinating recovery efforts, but the mayor of San Juan has been vocal about what she sees as a slow response to the crisis.

"In fact, this bad and abominable view of him throwing paper towels and throwing provisions at people, it does not embody the spirit of the American nation", Cruz said.

This comes right after what many saw as a horrific visit to Puerto Rico by the President on Tuesday where the executive in chief was throwing rolls of paper towels into the crowd.

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