The federal government had already responded with relief packages for hurricanes Harvey (Texas) and Irma (Florida). However, getting them to Puerto Rico is still a challenge. Police union officials spoke with Puerto Rican authorities, who welcomed assistance with rebuilding and recovery efforts, he said. There is not enough food or water to drink. No way to communicate with others?
Harry Torres said the water is all they have for cleaning and drinking until help comes.
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"To me, the National Football League situation is a very important situation", Trump said Tuesday, rejecting the idea that his fixation on it has hobbled his response to Hurricane Maria.
But after Maria struck, it has been left with a deteriorating food supply, no running water, and no electricity.
"Humanitarian crisis will come to the United States in the form of the 3.5 million USA citizens that live here", Rosselló said.
Goldberg repeated, "I don't think he realizes that Puerto Rico is part of the United States".
"Everybody has said it's fantastic the job we have done in Puerto Rico".
Only a handful of flights are trickling out of Puerto Rico's main airport.
"We're doing a great job", Trump said during a Rose Garden news conference with visiting President Mariano Rajoy of Spain.
"I have to worry about them starving to death or dying of dehydration because they won't let them off the island".
Delays in bringing the goods to those in need has been frustrating and saddening to many people. He also appeared critical of the island's financial problems, tweeting they owed "billions of dollars to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with".