FEMA Administrator Brock Long has taken on Trump’s opinion that the Carmen Yulin Cruz, mayor of San Juan’s pleas for help, for water, for assistance are just “political noise” that should be “filtered out.” Long made the statement on ABC News yesterday as he suggested that her pleas for assistance were politically motivated versus the reality on the ground.
Unfortunately for him and for the people of Puerto Rico, the facts don’t bear out his statement. Many are still without potable water. A hospital just lost a generator because it ran out of fuel. People are still suffering. What we do know is that a handful of people have paper towels.