It’s not looking too good for San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz who has been called out by the FEMA Director and now another Mayor in the region.
Cruz has been riding the wave of the liberal sentiment, trying to draw out responses from Donald Trump so they can attack him later.
Source: Daily Mail
Guaynabo’s mayor, Angel Perez, said in an interview with The Daily Caller that his experience with the federal government has been different from Cruz’s, in part because — unlike Cruz — he has been participating in meetings with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal agencies.
Cruz, a Democrat, has repeatedly accused Trump and the federal government of abandoning Puerto Rico. She demanded in a press conference on Friday that Trump do more to help the island, adding that “we are going to see is something close to a genocide” if more is not done.
Mayor Perez told TheDC that the story Cruz is telling the media doesn’t mesh with what he has seen from the federal government.
“My experience is different. I have been participating in different meetings at the headquarters of FEMA and our government and the help is coming in and right now my experience is different from hers. I’m receiving help from the government, we are receiving assistance from FEMA, I got people over here helping us with applications for the people that have damage in their houses. And we have here in Guaynabo, we have thousands of people that lost partially or totally their houses,” said Perez, who is a member of Puerto Rico’s New Progressive Party.
Perez’s comments echoed what FEMA administrator Brock Long said on Saturday. Long defended Trump’s tweets blasting Cruz and indicated that Cruz has failed to connect with the FEMA command center set up on the island to help with the relief effort.
First of all, the US gives Puerto Rico $20 Billion in aid per year. Where does all that money go? Maybe they should have used it wisely to strengthen their infrastructure.
Secondly, President Trump declared Puerto Rico a disaster before Hurricane Maria even touched land. On September 20th President Donald Trump declared a federal emergency and ordered Federal assistance for areas affected by Hurricane Maria.
Just a reminder that on September 10, 2017, under the order of President Trump federal disaster assistance was given to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Irma.
President Trump immediately started sending help when Hurricane Maria finished crossing over and out to sea. He has sent 36 agencies to Puerto Rico to help the people and the management, rebuilding, and restoration of the island.
This restore and recovery effort is not a magic show. President Trump is not ‘Jeannie’ who can fold her arms and blink, so everything is restored. Let’s get back to reality and stop playing the blame game. Enough already!
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