The Trump administration has received intense criticism for the delay in lifting the Jones Act to assist Puerto Rico after the administration had already issued temporary waivers in Florida and Texas after Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. And that's exactly what the commander in chief did early Saturday morning, hours after the mayor of the island's capital city, San Juan demanded more help from the federal government. "I think the second step that we're going to take now is going to be overwhelming", said Ramos.
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz rejects that view and she's pressing Trump to "make sure somebody is in charge that is up to the task of saving lives". 'This is a people-are- dying story.
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.
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An Army spokesperson said that as of 4 p.m. ET Friday the Army has more than 4,900 soldiers and Army Corps of Engineers civilian personnel in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were also hit by the hurricane.
On Wednesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported that 42 percent of the population is without drinkable water and over 10,000 people are living in 161 shelters. She also said residents need to focus on saving lives and "cannot be distracted by anything else".
A man checks his cell phone next to a road at night in one of a few places with cell signal in San Juan, Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. "When you're drinking from a creek, it's not a good news story".
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The two Red Bulls set the pace as lap times tumbled towards the end as the track dried and drivers switched to intermediate tyres. Everyone was trying to do his start and with the way it happened, it ended up really bad for all of us.
The aftermath of the storm resulted in a near-total shutdown of the US territory's economy that could last for weeks and has many people running seriously low on water, diesel fuel, gas and cash, and worrying that it will become even harder to survive on the storm-ravaged island.
Trump's Homeland Security chief told reporters Friday that the government's response to Maria was a 'good news story'.
"It's been total devastation", Trump said.
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The new UNSC resolution was supported by Moscow and also by Beijing, the North's largest communist ally. Kim responded that Trump was "mentally deranged" and a "dotard" who would "pay dearly" for his threats.
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