Led by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, Menendez called on President Trump to use the authority given to him under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to more quickly respond to the disaster unfolding in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Nahir Ortiz, 14, cries in her grandmother's arms at the family's local church in the hurricane-ravaged town of Caonillas, Puerto Rico, on October 1.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on FDA's continued assistance following the natural disaster in Puerto Rico. The end includes a small montage of Trump handing out several items and shaking hands with people during a recent visit. Our top priority is the people of Puerto Rico.
Nearly three weeks later, almost the entire island is still left without power, and the locals are left to fend for themselves.
As CNN points out, the term "fake news" is actually more than a century old, though Trump has popularized the phrase because he likes to keep words to one syllable when he can. "Nobody could have done what I've done for #PuertoRico with so little appreciation", he wrote.
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Puerto Rico's Medicaid funding problems come amid a federal spending formula that allocates different amounts to states and territories.
In a press conference on September 26, Trump blamed geography for the delay. "We have broadened the mandate of our emergency operations team to take on the additional task of prioritizing efforts to address the potential for medical product shortages", Gottlieb said. Oh sorry they are collecting data... The "Boricuas", as they are known, a reference to the indigenous people who once populated the island, were without exception warm and open as we crisscrossed the island photographing and reporting on the damage.
"We are working with the Puerto Rican National Guard and local community members to identify areas of concern, conduct road reconnaissance and plan missions", she said. She sent the tweet out at least five times, each time tagging a different person or agency, including the United Nations and singer Ricky Martin. "There's no way I can say definitively that that's the cause in each case but there have been so many studies that have looked at high-stress situations in general and heart attacks and it has been shown that there is a spike in heart attacks during these events". Hurricane Maria made a direct hit across the island from southeast to northwest. Google parent company Alphabet has proposed launching balloons over the island to bring Wi-Fi service to hard-to-reach places, as it has in other parts of the world.
Immediately after the storm passed, the Puerto Ricans began to rebuild. But, when the Mayor of San Juan is literally begging for more help on the internet, it becomes increasingly alarming how frequently Trump has chosen to insist that relief efforts are actually going well.