Puerto Rico makes emotional plea for help

Emilio Banks
October 2, 2017

"I didn't see it as assigned to the people of Puerto Rico, I saw it as a personal difference with the mayor of San Juan".

President Trump took to Twitter yesterday to blast San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who has criticized the federal government's disaster response effort. More Republicans in Congress need to speak out, as Joe Scarborough did on Saturday, and sound the alarms. "Wait, you do know we're a USA territory don't you?"

Cruz, in emotional appeals on TV on Friday, has become the face of Puerto Rican officials distraught over what some of them charge is insufficient response by the USA government to the crisis. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. He said 11 regional staging areas have been receiving food and water across the island and that telecommunication has been restored in several key municipalities, including San Juan.

Baldwin's Trump, mouth agape, hesitated before stammering, "I mean, I do, but not many know that, no".

More than half of Puerto Rico's 3.4 million people lack access to drinking water 11 days after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory, and 95 percent remain without power, according to the U.S. Defense Department.

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"I recognize that right now, whether it's the gas line or the ATM line, we're limited", Governor Ricardo Rossello told Reuters in an interview on Saturday at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, the government's temporary headquarters.

Baldwin-as-Trump said he wants to help Puerto Rico, "but we have to take care of America first".

Later on in the show, Michael Che would also roast the president for his response to the situation in Puerto Rico. You bitch! Let me ask you, are you shaking? "You wanna go smoke a Virginia Slim until your hand stops moving?"

This isn't that complicated, man, it's hurricane relief. You just did this for white people twice.

"We're finding success in some areas, and in some areas we see setbacks" he said, "but we are making progress, in my opinion". "I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying", Cruz said Friday.

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