San Juan Mayor to Liberal Media: We Are Getting No Help From Trump – As She Stands In Front of Pallets of Aid

Just four days ago San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto praised FEMA for the work on the island, but then things got political.

Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Irma and then Hurricane Maria a categaory 5 monster hurricane two weeks later.

But Caren Yuliz Cruz Soto is a Democrat so she expects everything to be given to her for free.
So now she’s out on all of the liberal mainstream news outlets trashing President Trump.

Mayor Caren Yuliz Cruz Soto went on a tirade against President Trump on Friday while standing in front of pallets of US aid.

Also note that in the video she didn’t have anyone behind her moving product.
Does Trump have to hand out the water bottles, too?

The San Juan mayor accused FEMA and President Trump of offering her no help. She said this in front of stacks of US pallet aid.

The mayor of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico cast serious doubt Saturday on the claims made by San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz.

Guaynabo’s mayor, Angel Perez, said in an interview with The Daily Caller that his experience with the federal government has been different from Cruz’s, in part because — unlike Cruz — he has been participating in meetings with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal agencies.

Mayor Perez told TheDC that the story Cruz is telling the media doesn’t mesh with what he has seen from the federal government.

“My experience is different. I have been participating in different meetings at the headquarters of FEMA and our government and the help is coming in and right now my experience is different from hers. I’m receiving help from the government, we are receiving assistance from FEMA, I got people over here helping us with applications for the people that have damage in their houses. And we have here in Guaynabo, we have thousands of people that lost partially or totally their houses,” said Perez, who is a member of Puerto Rico’s New Progressive Party.

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Perez’s comments echoed what FEMA administrator Brock Long said on Saturday. Long defended Trump’s tweets blasting Cruz and indicated that Cruz has failed to connect with the FEMA command center set up on the island to help with the relief effort.

When asked about Cruz’s “genocide” statement, Perez said, “I don’t know why she is saying that. What I can tell you is my experience. She is not participating in any meetings and we had a couple already with the governors and with representation of FEMA and of HUD, of these whole federal agencies that have given us help and she’s not participating in those meetings and some mayors from her political party have been participating, so I don’t know why she is saying that. My experience is very different.” (RELATED: San Juan Mayor Praised Convicted FALN Terrorist)

Some mayors would like the help to be faster but we also know that FEMA is dealing with what happened in Houston and in Florida and now in Puerto Rico,” all at the same time.

Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert said there are currently 10,000 U.S. federal personnel in Puerto Rico, including 7,200 troops. He said that usually FEMA provides assistance to the governor, but in Puerto Rico’s case, the agency is also assisting the municipal leadership.

According to the briefings by Duke and Bossert, schools in Puerto Rico are reopening soon, 4 ports are open, 8 airports are open, 67 hospitals are operating, 200 gas stations are open, and one of the main priorities is now to restore electrical power.

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Bossert said that although the government may sometimes be giving the appearance of not moving fast enough, there is nothing about the response that could happen faster.

 

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