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Trump Called Her 'Nasty.' This Is Her Response

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz wears T-shirt with that very word during TV interview

(Newser) - The back-and-forth between President Trump and Carmen Yulin Cruz continues. The San Juan mayor gave a TV interview Wednesday to offer an update in the wake of Hurricane Maria, and she sported an instantly noticeable wardrobe choice: a black T-shirt with the word "NASTY" sprawled across it in white... More »

Ahead of Visit to Puerto Rico, Trump Eases Up on Mayor

President will be with San Juan's Carmen Yulín Cruz on Tuesday

(Newser) - President Trump says San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has "come back a long way" from her criticism of the federal response to Hurricane Maria. "I think it's now acknowledged what a great job we've done and people are looking at that. Whether it's... More »

Trump: 'Great Job' on 'Impossible Situation' in Puerto Rico

As Lin-Manuel Miranda says president is 'going straight to hell'

(Newser) - President Trump says his administration has "done a great job with the almost impossible situation in Puerto Rico" after Hurricane Maria struck the island. He's going after what he calls "politically motivated ingrates" and says "people are now starting to recognize the amazing work" by the... More »

Trump Slams Mayor Who Criticized Hurricane Response

Puerto Rico officials 'want everything to be done for them'

(Newser) - President Trump lashed out early Saturday at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and other Puerto Rican officials who have criticized relief efforts on the hurricane-ravaged island. "The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that... More »

As Puerto Rico Cries Out, Trump Brings Up Its Debt

'We need more help,' says governor

(Newser) - President Trump plans to visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday to see for himself the devastation of Hurricane Maria. At an afternoon news conference, Trump promised that the federal government is "doing everything we can" to help, reports CNN . "All available federal resources, including the military, are being marshaled... More »

In Puerto Rico, a 'Humanitarian Emergency'

Hurricane Maria has knocked out power that may not be back for six months

(Newser) - Hurricane Maria moved toward the Turks and Caicos islands early Friday as a weakened but still extremely dangerous Category 3 hurricane. The storm has left a trail of devastation behind it and caused at least 32 deaths on Caribbean islands, including Puerto Rico, where the entire electrical grid was knocked... More »

18 American Airlines Workers Hunted in PR Drug Raid

Sophisticated airport operation moved tons ofdrugs to US via commercial airlines: DEA

(Newser) - US drug agents nabbed dozens of baggage handlers, American Airlines workers and others in a raid on Puerto Rico's main airport. "We have dismantled the two most significant drug operations at the airport," said the acting special agent in charge of the DEA's Caribbean division. At... More »

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