Trump Attacks Mayor Of San Juan Over Relief Plea

The Guardian reports:

Donald Trump lashed out at the mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital city early on Saturday as the row over his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria escalated. Ahead of his visit to the US territory next week, the US president used Twitter to say of Carmen Yulín Cruz “… such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help”.

Trump hit out at Cruz after she decried his relief efforts on Friday, saying if the federal government did not solve the logistics “what we we are going to see is something close to a genocide”. “We are dying here,” Cruz said at a press conference, speaking with tears in her eyes. “I cannot fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world cannot figure out the logistics for a small island of 100 miles by 35 miles. So, mayday, we are in trouble.”