"10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job", Trump said on Saturday.
Trump, who has been tearing through the National Football League all week long, tweeted Saturday afternoon that "fake news" was manipulating the rhetoric of his presidency as a way to "get Trump".
"People are now starting to recognize the awesome work that has been done by FEMA and our great Military".
"People died [during Hurricane Katrina] because of a lack of action and prioritization of our federal government".
He further said that the results of recovery efforts would speak much louder than complaints by San Juan Mayor.
The opening sketch wasn't the only part of the premiere that hammered the President regarding Puerto Rico.
Trump's use of the word "ingrate" is not only disrespectful to to the mayor and her dogged relief efforts on the ground, though that's bad on its own.
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The local government has refused to call off the referendum despite the Spanish authorities attempts to block it. In Madrid, Barcelona , Sevilla, Santander, Alicante and Valencia, thousands protested for Spanish unity.
He also said he would visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday with the First Lady, Melania. Everything he says is bad, including Sunday morning's tweet about political "ingrates" in Puerto Rico.
"You're going straight to hell", Miranda, who created and starred in the musical Hamilton and is of Puerto Rican descent, tweeted to the USA president Saturday.
In a series of tweets Saturday, Trump accused the mayor of "poor leadership" and want the government to do everything for them.
"This is not a good news story", Cruz said.
On Saturday, Cruz pleaded for additional help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, saying at a news conference: "I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying". She just laughed and said she wasn't even trying to call out Trump, but was just asking for help, explaining that the situation is getting pretty dire.
On Friday, Rossello said Trump has responded to his requests after the island was clipped by Hurricane Irma, then struck by Maria.
The mayor retorted: "This is, damn it, this is not a good news story".
U.S. Rep. Albio Sires in a statement criticized President Donald Trump for his early morning tweets lambasting the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico. "Quiet down your Twitter and open your heart to the people of Puerto Rico". When you have to pull people down from buildings - I'm sorry, that really upsets me and frustrates me.