New Jersey sending 1100 emergency responders to help in Puerto Rico

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The mayor said in a Saturday interview that she didn't mean to say anything "nasty" about Trump. Gray says, "I'm very anxious and we all are anxious to get back to normal very, very soon but I think it will be a long road before that happens". But the mayor of Puerto Rico's largest city heatedly denies that.

Trump is out with a series of tweets criticizing San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz for criticizing the Trump administration's hurricane response.

The president is responding by citing what he calls "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". The Trump administration waived the act for relief efforts in Texas and Florida, and came under sharp criticism when it refused to do the same for the USA territory of Puerto Rico. "This is a people-are-dying story".

What did the White House say?

Cruz, a member of the island's Popular Democratic party, said Friday that federal aid was coming in too slowly, and criticized Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke for referring to US response to the struggling Puerto Rico as a "good news story".

But opponents argue it's an anachronistic piece of legislation that unnecessarily raises the cost of imported goods for the island economy of Puerto Rico.

Republicans and Democrats alike pushed Trump to waive the act so that more relief could be brought to Puerto Rico.

Emergency medicine physician Dr. Robert Fuller, who works at the University of CT and International Medical Corp, arrived in Puerto Rico to help out.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke waived the law earlier this month to help ease fuel shortages in the Southeast following hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Trump is expected to visit the island on Tuesday.

After days of urging, Trump on Thursday temporarily lifted restrictions on foreign shipping from the United States mainland to Puerto Rico to move aid more quickly and the Pentagon appointed a senior general to oversee military relief operations.

Donald Trump has hit out at "politically motivated ingrates" for criticising the U.S. government's response to the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico last week.

She has donated $1 million to relief efforts, while her fellow Puerto Ricans Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi have also been collecting for victims.



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