Cora told reporters. "And I respect him".
Hostin blamed the Jones Act, saying it allowed the USA government to "pillage and rape" the island since its inception in 1920, before asking why Trump didn't have an equal reaction to Maria as President Obama did to Haiti, which isn't even a US territory.
"I hate that people are making it a political issue". He said it was "about human beings".
Santana, who works as a photographer with the Puerto Rican state police, told CBS News he took the photographs because he is frustrated to see them still sitting there. "Nineteen percent of our population are elderly". It's old people, just put it that way. From September 2017 to February 2018, 2,975 people died, according to that report. But the after-effects, people don't talk about that. "They died because they did not have water; they died because they did not have food". And one thing for sure, the government helped.
Florida Governor Rick Scott, who is now running for the US Senate, tweeted: "I've been to Puerto Rico 7 times & saw devastation firsthand".
That number was produced by public health experts at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in a report commissioned by the US territory's governor, Ricardo Rossello.
He said: "With 3,000 people dead, for the president to say that Puerto Rico was a success, a triumph of his presidency is simply delusional".
She added, "And I hope all those Puerto Ricans and all those people who know Puerto Ricans in Florida, or who like Puerto Ricans who are mad as Hell at this tweet, remember that the deadline to register to vote in Florida.is October ninth". Those were not needed during the response phase and were not distributed by the governor of Puerto Rico or FEMA for that reason'.
'I'm confident that those that needed those bottles of water got them during the response phase and these were excess bottles of water that were, again, transferred to save money for the American taxpayer in January, ' Kaniewski said. He went down there, he did what he did. "But I reject the notion that this was at all connected to any political consideration".
"I disagree with @POTUS", Scott tweeted.
DeSantis rode the president's endorsement to victory in the Republican primary for governor and has been one of the president's biggest backers in attacking the FBI and special counsel investigation into Russia-Trump campaign ties during the 2016 election. Do we need help? Yeah, we do. We know that.
Connolly says that in light of Hurricane Florence reaching the Carolinas, the president should be focused on marshalling all resources to respond to a potential catastrophic storm. They don't have a roof. "It's been a struggle", Cora added.