San Juan Mayor Hits Back At Elaine Duke: ‘This Is Not An Amazing News Story. This Is A People Are Dying Tale.’

| Hector Retamal/Getty Images San Juan mayor hits back at Elaine Duke: ‘This is not a good news story.
Duke said “it is really a good news story,” an assessment that San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz scoffed at.
‘The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, lashed out at acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke’s comment that the Hurricane Maria relief efforts are a “good news story,” saying that in reality, it’s a “people are dying story.
“I know the FEMA people are working hard and they’re doing their best, so this is a message for President Trump, thank you for calling San Juan yesterday and listening for our mayday call,” the mayor said.
The mayor said San Juan had received three pallets of water — slightly more than 4,000 bottles for a population of roughly 350,000 people — as well as four pallets of food and 12 pallets of baby food and supplies.

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