"Please visit us, because we're going to give more and more thanks to all of you", she said. At first flights were able to get to the island, but now one local woman says they're on hold.
Mr. Trump said "they want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort".
On Thursday, Duke expressed nothing short of full confidence when she talked to reporters about Puerto Rico outside the White House. They need help. We can't let them die.
On top of all the problems Puerto Rico is experiencing because of Maria, it's bracing for more bad weather this weekend. "Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates, people are now starting to recognize the incredible work that has been done by FEMA and our great Military". Maria knocked out the island's power, caused an estimated $30 billion in damage and left residents struggling to obtain food, water and fuel.
He continued: "We must all be united in offering assistance to everyone suffering in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the wake of this awful disaster".
The president opened his speech on tax reform with his comments on the federal government's relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
"She has been working 24/7".
The president spent much of the weekend at his New Jersey golf club and then attended the worldwide golf competition near New York City.
She has been working 24/7. "And I love them", Cruz added.
"This isn't about me", the mayor said.
"This is a time when everyone shows their true colors", she added.
Speaking with the press, Secretary Duke said, "I am very satisfied".
Both Long and another administration official, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, renewed criticism Sunday of Cruz, saying she has not cooperated sufficiently with federal officials. She told ABC News that since the storm hit, they had been surviving by using water from the creek behind the nursing home, and getting drinking water from her father's well.
"Massive food & water delivered", Trump said. "But I think it's going really well, considering".
"[They are] always trying to find a way to blame the president for things, when they would do much better to figure out how to help", Conway told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" program.
"Right now, we've seen 16 fatalities confirmed from the state authorities", Bossert said.
The White House official said, "Not sure".
The Saturday morning tweets included photos of the mayor meeting with hurricane victims and rescue workers, wading hip-deep through a flooded street and comforting an elderly woman. "Maybe too busy doing TV?" His tweets re: Puerto Rico are cruel & inhuman.
He also, on Saturday morning, criticized the media, claiming that some outlets are disparaging the relief work of soldiers and first responders on the island.