Twitter Mocks Trump's Apparent Astonishment That Puerto Rico Is an Island: #HeckuvaJobDonnie

Norma Rios stands in front of her destroyed house

Norma Rios stands in front of her destroyed house

The Trump administration is continuing its efforts to aid Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which struck last week as a category 4 storm and left the entire island without electricity, short of food and water and with a severely damaged infrastructure.

Mr Trump has been criticised over his seemingly lax response to the disaster in Puerto Rico, compared the federal response to hurricanes in Texas and Florida, with even Barbadian singer Rihanna tweeting the President urging him to not to "let your people die like this".

Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert also said that there is a "dual priority" in Puerto Rico to distribute aid and restore power.

The Trump administration is announcing it will waive federal restrictions on foreign ships' transportation of cargo to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Even Bigger Rockfall Strikes El Capitan - 1 Injured
Park officials told tourists to use the Southside Drive to exit the valley, as the rockslide had closed down Northside Drive. Another man was injured Thursday when rock and rubble broke through the sunroof of his SUV, hitting him in the head.

"We think we're getting ahead of it", he said about the potential for shortages. The Category 4 storm devastated the island, dumping more than two feet of rain on some areas with 150 miles per hour winds, which knocked out almost all the electricity on the island and decimated 80 percent of crops.

Mr Rossello responded on Twitter to Mr Trump's action: "Thank you @POTUS". "These are not drugs for which there are therapeutic substitutes", he told reporters on the flight to Puerto Rico Friday.

The NFL has also joined the Hurricane Maria relief efforts. "It will go into effect immediately".

For example, Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré, the former Joint Task Force Katrina Commander, slammed the White House's positive reports about their response on the island, calling them "bullsh*t".

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"I understand the coverage, in some cases, is giving the appearance that we're not moving fast enough", Bossert said. "I need you listening to me", Mendez said.

Because many on the island don't have running water, Marines are taking salt water from the harbor and filtering it into drinkable water.

After saying little publicly about the devastation in the days after Maria's landfall, Trump has in recent days been promising a robust response.

Even as the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the United States military have stepped up relief efforts in Puerto Rico, many residents have voiced exasperation at the prolonged lack of electricity, reliable supplies of drinking water and other essentials. The White House authorized the waiver, revealing it in a tweet, naturally. "No fatality's acceptable. If that number increases significantly, that will be a devastating blow".

Most US Voters Think Trump Unfit to be President
The August 2 national poll found Trump drops to new low, close to 2-1 disapproval; 71 percent say president is not levelheaded. However, only 47% of voters say they want Democrats to win control of the House in the 2018 midterms.

One thing Honore said he wouldn't do is work with other agencies. "And that's why we're trying to marshal our resources".

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