The White House says President Trump spoke early Sunday to Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to reaffirm his administration's commitment to providing an "unprecedented federal response" to widespread hurricane damage and thank Rossello for his leadership. She said she meant "it was good news that people of Puerto Rico and many public servants of the United States are working together".
Mulvaney and Mnuchin's criticism follows a White House official's anonymous statement on Saturday suggesting that Cruz has been "too busy doing TV" to properly gauge federal relief efforts.
The acting USA homeland security secretary is praising the resilience of Puerto Ricans and says daunting work lies ahead to help recover from hurricane devastation. At a shelter an hour outside of San Juan, a woman named Josefina Alvarez, who suffers from diabetes, was in a dire situation.
"You know, I get four pallets of food, three pallets of water, that's really not even going to provide for a dent", Cruz said.
Ms. Cruz explained in a television interview on Sunday that "there's only one goal, and it's saving lives", adding that all she did "was ask for help". We will never be satisfied.
Cruz had been among the harshest critics of Trump's response to hurricanes Irma and Maria, which have killed at least 16 people and left millions across Puerto Rico without food, water and electricity in recent weeks. "When you're drinking from a creek, it's not a good news story". Almost half of the supermarkets have reopened, albeit with reduced hours, and about 60 percent of the gas stations have begun pumping, many protected by armed private security guards.
That default divisiveness makes Trump different than every person who has held the office before him.
"Then we start a theme of recovery planning for the bright future that lies ahead for Puerto Rico", Bossert continued.
Puerto Rico, which earlier this year filed the biggest bankruptcy in USA municipal history, is struggling to regain economic stability in the face of a $72 billion debt load and near-insolvent public health and pension systems. Duke is traveling with a Coast Guard vice admiral and others.
"I'm not a hero here", said CBS News' David Begnaud, who has been in Puerto Rico since before Maria hit on September 20.
Cruz's comments on Friday were in response to a senior USA official calling the disaster response in Puerto Rico "a good news story".
"The Puerto Rican community", says Abner Breban of Atlanta, "has come together like never in the city of Atlanta".
"This is a "people are dying" story", she said in disbelief.
"Most of our nursing homes have people that have an inability to move, so they're stuck in the 14th floor, they have no water, they have no food, they - majority are insulin-dependent", she said.
"The military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an awesome job".
"We are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy", Carmen Yulín Cruz said Friday at a news conference. But on Wednesday, an army veteran told NPR that Puerto Rico needs 50,000. "Big decisions will have to be made as to the cost of its rebuilding!"
In Bali , residents are still being moved outside an exclusion zone that stretches 12 kilometers from the center of Mount Agung . Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the disaster mitigation agency's spokesperson, said the chances of an eruption were "quite big".
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laid out guidelines for who should be vaccinated for the upcoming flu season. Each fall, the KCHD partners with schools and child care facilities to offer flu vaccinations to eligible children.
The unveiling by the Revolutionary Guard came during a military parade in Tehran that commemorated the 1980s Iraq-Iran war. Rouhani said that the country will boost its military capabilities, from missiles to ground, air and sea forces.
Out of the 450 accounts that Facebook had shared as part of its review, some 22 also had accounts on Twitter . Twitter added that it found another 179 associated accounts , but none was registered as an advertiser.
Russian Federation might be trying to get involved in back-channel diplomacy between Pyongyang and Washington, the sources said. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened retaliation in his response, calling Trump "mentally deranged" and a "dotard".
If that fails, we will go forward with the hearing on September 18 so that the court will impose long-term consequences on Mr. Rob and Kylie are seeking compensation for Rob's injuries, the damage done to Kylie's home, and punitive damages.
Eighteen MSPs expressed "grave concern" at the actions of the Spanish state in a letter to Spain's prime minister. However, the Catalan government maintained on Tuesday that the vote would still take place.
Trump said the United States would "totally destroy" North Korea if it threatened the United States or its allies. There have been concerns about the stability of the nuclear test site since the September 3 test.
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero , has confirmed he sustained a broken rib in the auto crash that happened Thursday night. Guardiola admitted he had no problem with Aguero spending a day off overseas , saying: "A day off is to be happy ".
The ban also applies to vessels that have done a ship-to-ship transfer with a vessel that has visited North Korea within 180 days. China, responsible for about 90 percent of North Korea's trade, serves as the country's conduit to the worldwide banking system.
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