Puerto Rico Senator Abel Nazario tells Newsweek the island is struggling with a lack of electricity.
Oxfam International basically says we're like a Third World nation, given how slowly the Trump administration has responded to the crisis in Puerto Rico.
For days, the president has accused San Juan’s mayor of being politically motivated in her criticism of the federal government’s response to the crisis.
Trump had a "week of embarrassments," according to the HBO comedian.
Vic Mensa offered a strong message of unity and hope for Puerto Rico at Tidal's MusiCares Hurricane Relief event on Saturday.
The aide said Trump had been briefed throughout the weekend on the situation.
Trump hit out at the then-president and said his administration was handling the crisis "worse than Katrina."
The Jones Act was waived for Texas and Florida in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Trump plans a visit to Puerto Rico nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria. Former President George W. Bush waited two days to survey damage in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Puerto Rico is an island in the Caribbean Sea—which is not an ocean—and it about four hours away from Washington D.C. on a nonstop flight. For comparison purposes, if the president is in Palm Beach, where Mar-a-Lago is located, Puerto Rico is comparable to the mileage back to Washington D.C.
Puerto Ricans need food, electricity and access to clean water. They also need a President who cares, say people across the island, who disagree with the President's assessment that the island is "doing well" on "food, water and medical" supplies.
Five past presidents on Monday expand a recovery funds collection effort to include Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, while the White House isn't looking to request aid until October.
Hurricane Maria has visibly stripped palm trees, thrown branches and debris to the ground, and begun its devastating impact. There are severe winds and rain across the Caribbean island.
Hurricane Maria is supposed to make landfall on Puerto Rico on Wednesday
Officials in Barbuda and St Martin report devastating damage to the islands, and at least seven confirmed casualties.
According to reports, 300,000 people are already without power on the island.
The president’s decision has put valuable U.S. territories like Puerto Rico and Hawaii at severe risk.