FEMA Administrator Disagrees With Trump: ‘I Believe the Puerto Ricans Are Pulling Their Weight’ Long’s comments run contrary to President Donald Trump’s tweets, accusing the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico and other local officials of wanting everything done for them. “Such poor leadership ability by the mayor of San Juan and others in Puerto Rico who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort,” Trump tweeted on Saturday. When asked whether the recovery efforts were on track, Brock said, they have “a long way to go.” ---------------------------- In other words, not so much. Basically, Long is calling Trump a liar. I wonder how long he will last in that job? ----------------------------- B-Boy Icon Richard 'Crazy Legs' Colón Is Helping Provide Clean Drinking Water In Puerto Rico ----------------------------- People in rural areas are drinking out of creeks. That will make many sick. Which will make the problem worse. A cell signal, an open bar: tiny wins for Puerto Rico in ruins Food and drinking water are still in short supply and power is down for most of the U.S. territory's 3.4 million people nearly two weeks after the fiercest hurricane to hit the island in 90 years. U.S. lawmakers urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to stop sniping at Puerto Ricans and get to work helping them recover, two days before he was to visit the island. Carmen Miranda, 60, of Luquillo, is among those who has faced long lines for gasoline, medicine and supplies. She spent 13 hours one day trying to buy fuel at a station that ran dry and was in line on Saturday at a store that ran out of diesel. "I'm going to have to come back another day," she said. "It's just horrible, those lines. That needs to be resolved immediately. President Trump, anyone, help us!" she said. ------------------------------ In Puerto Rico, acute shortages plunge the masses into survival struggle His team was still scrambling to open roads to communities blocked by landslides, and to deliver food, water, medicines and generators to remote homes and hospitals. “We have to be out here, because we’d die from the heat in there,” he said, gesturing toward the house. The two had started eating less every day to conserve provisions. That day, they had split a can of ravioli and a piece of bread. 3-star general heading Puerto Rico response says damage is 'worst he's ever seen' Mr Buchanan, the commander of US Army North and the chief liaison with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said the biggest challenge remained reaching remote parts on the interior of the island. Many, many roads had been blocked by downed debris and emergency crews were having to clear those routes in order to be able to deliver food, water and fuel. He said they were “slowing working our way in”. Mr Buchanan, who was appointed to the task by the Pentagon last week as the White House sought to fend of criticism that it was not responding sufficiently to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which tore into the island ten days ago, said only 16 of the island’s 69 hospitals were operating off the regular electricity grid. --------------------------- Why are they still talking about landslides? Where are the air drops, the paratroopers and the helicopters? What the Hell is going on? Trump and the Republicans point to the work done in San Juan and a couple of other cities. But what about the remote areas. When those stories start trickling in, this will make Katrina look like a "good job". The horrible disaster in Las Vegas may have taken the horrible debacle in Puerto Rico off the front pages for a few days, but that won't last. Not after we start finding out about the suffering of those neglected American citizens and what should have been done.