Rather than criticizing Trump directly, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello insisted on "requesting the support that any of our fellow citizens would receive across our Nation".
The recovery has moved slowly since Maria struck the U.S. territory on September 20, leaving most of the island without basic services such as power and running water, according to residents, relief workers and local elected officials.
Trump's threats to limit the emergency worker footprint in Puerto Rico come as the House is set to vote Thursday on a $36.5 billion disaster aid package that includes provisions to avert a potential cash crisis in Puerto Rico prompted by Hurricane Maria.
Forty-five deaths in Puerto Rico have been blamed on Maria, about 85 percent of Puerto Rico residents still lack electricity and the government says it hopes to have electricity restored completely by March. Cruz, who has been feuding publicly with Trump, called the president a "Hater in Chief". He also complained that the recovery efforts had "thrown our budget a little out of whack", and noted that the death toll was lower than the "real catastrophe" of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans and surrounding areas in 2005.
Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as the island was already struggling with a severe financial crisis, which forced the government to file for bankruptcy in May.
In remarks at the White House, Trump said he was taking a step toward "saving the American people from the nightmare of Obamacare".
Although Puerto Ricans pay into the U.S. Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security systems, they can not collect the same benefits as citizens in the 50 states, which shifts more of their health care costs onto the territory's government.
Photo Lt. Gen. Jeff Buchanan of the Army, the commander of Joint Task Force Puerto Rico, and soldiers from the Puerto Rico National Guard unloaded critical supplies in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday. The financial situation is more complicated than Trump's tweets suggest.
House Speaker Paul Ryan says the government needs to ensure that - in his words - "Puerto Rico can begin to stand on its own two feet".
The president's tweets on Thursday seemed to contradict Vice President Pence, who during a visit to the island last week vowed that the administration would be with Puerto Rico "every step of the way".
"It's not easy when you're used to live in an American way of life, and then somebody tell you that you're going to be without power for six or eight months", said Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, who represents Puerto Rico as a nonvoting member of Congress. We want them to be safe and sound and secure.
If Trump refuses to certify, Congress will have 60 days to decide whether to re-impose USA sanctions on Iran . However, media reports said that the president might pull out of the Iranian nuclear agreement.
When the breach was originally disclosed to the public, the total number of affected consumers stood around 143 million people. During the hearing, Smith defended Equifax, saying the monitoring business only accounts for a small portion of their services.
UNESCO has become a poster child for how United Nations agencies have had their missions perverted by the anti-Israel agenda. The organization has a long history of taking anti-Israel measures, and supporting resolutions against the Jewish state.
Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 12.21 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 28.17. Lattice Semiconductor had 14 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. 8 of them rate its stock a hold.
National Inc Wi invested 2.4% of its portfolio in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM ) on Monday, January 18 with "Neutral" rating. In related news, CFO Marianne Lake sold 17,596 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 17th.
Meanwhile, the July IIP number was revised to 0.94 per cent from 1.2 per cent provisional estimates released last month. As food prices remained steady, the country's retail inflation also remained flat at 3.28% in September.
Amazon is not far behind, however, launching Voice Profiles for multiple users on its Echo smart speakers. Both Google and Amazon have been working to expand the offering of their respective smart speakers.
Officials advise people in the area to stay indoors when possible and possibly leave the area until the forecast improves. The air pollution from the North Bay wildfires is as worst as it's ever been in the Bay Area.
The couple was awarded life sentence by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad on November 26, 2013, a day after their conviction. Reacting to the verdict, the CBI said it would study the high court order and decide the future course of action.
Kylie Jenner Has Reportedly Hired A Pregnancy Coach
It's thought that Kylie's baby is due in February, with a source saying: "They started telling friends a few weeks ago". The star has yet to confirm or deny any pregnancy rumours, making fans think that she is indeed expecting.
3D Renders Of Nokia 9 Leaked Online
In other Nokia-related news, HMD Global has confirmed that the Nokia 8 will not be available in the United States after all. In terms of other components, speculation has it that the Nokia 9 will boast a 5.5-inch display with QHD resolution.
Pot 1 of FIFA World Cup draw set
In Africa, there are still three places up for grabs as the third and final round of qualifying enters the last two group games. It's the first time the US have failed to qualify for the tournament since 1986.