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US President Donald Trump visits residents west of San Juan Puerto Rico nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit territory

The Spanish newspaper labeled the decision of Trump to throw rolls of paper to the neighbors of Guaynabo - a municipality in the neighborhood of San Juan - as if they were basketball balls, as "rude".

But after Maria struck Puerto Rico, the local mobile phone operator of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim proved more reliable than some U.S. competitors during the early days of the communications outage across the island of 3.4 million people.

He went on to compare the death toll caused by Hurricane Maria, which stood at 16, with the 1,833 killed by Hurricane Katrina - which the president described as "a real catastrophe". "He's sort of like a 'miscommunicator in chief, '" Cruz said.

Later in the day the US territory's governor increased the official death toll from the storm from 16 to 34.

Cruz criticized the Trump administration's hurricane response to the island.

Last week, in response to Acting Secretary of Homeland Elaine Duke calling the tragedy in Puerto Rico "a good news story", Cruz unleashed some scathing words: "When you're drinking from a creek, it's not a good news story".

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Mexico will also send a team of specialists to help restore electricity to some 93 percent of the island left without power by the hurricane, it said. A game? The first reaction that I had: "why is he throwing things to Puerto Ricans like we're animals?" said Frances Alvarado, a Puerto Rican living in North Carolina.

The mayor has been a prominent figure since Hurricane Maria started barreling toward Puerto Rico. Speaking with reporters in San Juan, Trump said that "it's been wonderful what's been done in a very short period of time on Puerto Rico". "If you look at Katrina, they had in the thousands, and this was a storm the likes of which nobody has ever seen".

During the meeting with officials, Trump thanked almost every other Puerto Rican leader and federal administrator for the work they'd done to aide Puerto Rico.

In the interview Wednesday, Cruz said that she intentionally wore the shirt to hit back at Trump. There was no exchange with anybody, none of the mayors and in fact, this bad and abominable view of him throwing paper towels and throwing provisions at people. "Everybody around this table, and everybody watching, can really be very proud of what's taken place in Puerto Rico".

After Trump complained about some of the "Fake" news reaction to his visit this morning, Goldberg called him out with a message straight to the camera.

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