'SNL' hammers President Trump over Puerto Rico response

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Puerto Rico was first hit by Hurricane Irma and then by Hurricane Maria last month, which wiped out power for roughly 3.5 million people.

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who lost the 2016 Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton, called Trump's tweets "unspeakable".

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz (R) hugs Esperanza Ruiz as she arrives at the temporary government center setup at the Roberto Clemente stadium in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria on September 30, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The row between Trump and Cruz started Friday when Cruz criticized the president's effort to get supplies, electricity and other relief to the USA island and suggest residents were "dying" as a result.

Asked if Cruz wasn't participating in the FEMA effort, Long didn't give a direct answer, but said she "spouts off".

"She has demonstrated an empathy and commitment to her people that have taken her to work day and night, very quietly at the beginning,"Duprey said".

Mr. Jackson, who has responded to natural disasters and emergencies for more than two decades, said the collaboration of volunteers in Puerto Rico reminded him of another historic tragedy.

"Actually, I was asking for help - I wasn't saying anything nasty about the president", Cruz said on MSNBC.

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"Sometimes you have to shake the tree in order to make things happen", she told the New York Times. "This is one goal and it's to save lives".

He characterized the president as “speaking from his fancy golf club, playing golf with his billionaire friends, attacking the mayor of San Juan, who is struggling” to bring electricity, food, water and gas to the island. "I am not going to be distracted by small comments, by politics, by petty issues".

The Vermont senator hit out at Trump on Sunday in an interview with CNN's State of the Union, explaining he believed the president's comments on the country were "unspeakable".

Trump is now at his golf club.

The almost 10-minute video included quotes of praise from Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello, images of Marines clearing roads, and aerial footage of the island's devastation.

On Saturday morning, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló provided an update on relief efforts, saying the number of gasoline stations now open has increased from 450 four days ago to 714. This summer, in an interview with Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Kardashian said "anyone can run the US better". And the US military is working with Puerto Rican officials and the island's National Guard to reach those still cut off. "Let us just talk about saving lives right now", Cruz said on Sunday on ABC's "This Week" program.

More Puerto Ricans have received water and rationed food as an aid bottleneck has begun to ease, but many - especially outside the capital - remain desperate for necessities.

"The governor is giving a message that everything is resolved, and it is not true", Mayor Isidro Negron Irizarry said in Spanish on Twitter.

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