Mike Pence on PR Response: 'Proud of Our Team'

Sergio Conner
October 1, 2017

Trump has pledged to spare no effort to help Puerto Rico recover from Maria's ruinous aftermath, and tweeted that military personnel and first responders have done "an wonderful job", despite having "no electric, roads, phones etc".

With leadership of @POTUS & @ricardorossello - @FEMA & Team Puerto Rico making real progress.

- Vice President Pence (@VP) September 30, 2017.much more work to do but as @POTUS has said to PR & VI: We are with you, we will stay with you, and we will come back stronger than ever.

Donald Trump has been copping it even more than usual today for a series of Tweets concerning the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, and even Kim Kardashian, who has pledged her support for the people of the troubled USA territory, has joined the chorus of those criticising him.

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"They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort", Trump wrote from his New Jersey golf club.

In addition, President Donald Trump spent Saturday defending the administration's efforts and slamming San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz for her biting attacks on the White House's response to the island's plight. "10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job". Mr Manuel-Miranda, who has family in Puerto Rico, said Mr Trump was going "straight to hell".

The president's messages were echoed in unusually feisty tweets from Vice President Mike Pence and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that praised Trump, Rossello, and the FEMA response in a sharp pushback against a developing media narrative.

Trump later complained that "my people are not getting the credit they deserve for doing a great job" in the disaster relief effort in Puerto Rico, and urged citizens not to believe the "FAKE NEWS" that the USA has not done enough for the crisis in its own territory.

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