On Friday, Mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulín Cruz did not contain her disgust and incredulity at the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke’s statement to CNN that the Trump administration’s emergency response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is a “good news story.”
Mayor Cruz countered Duke’s statement with an impassioned plea that should amount to a reality check for the Trump administration about the “life or death story” in the cities and towns of Puerto Rico.
“Dammit, this is not a good news story,” said Cruz, in an interview with CNN. “This is a people are dying story. This is a life or death story.”