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Trump says Puerto Rico has thrown the budget 'out of whack'

Trump says Puerto Rico has thrown the budget 'out of whack'

The mayor of San Juan proudly sported a T-shirt emblazoned with the word "NASTY" on it for a TV appearance during which she took shots at President Trump's response to Hurricane Maria. As per usual the irony of leveling such an accusation was lost on the president.

There were many signs of discontent with Trump's Tuesday trip. He said he has been inundated with enquiries since the hurricane hit.

Before Maria ripped through the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma did so and ravaged parts of Florida. Check out the entire video here.

When Trump visited Puerto Rico, she told him, "Sir, it's all about saving lives. You're at a disaster site, you're not working the floor of your casino", Colbert said. He thanked her and then walked away without acknowledging her words. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and though the situation in Puerto Rico remains dire, the president is clearly not taking it seriously.

"Can you imagine if we were covering President Barack Obama visiting a hurricane zone, an area devastated by a hurricane, and Barack Obama had been throwing rolls of paper towels at hurricane victims?", Acosta said in a live program broadcast Tuesday night.

"The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump", Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday.

"He really has a communication issue".

"People don't want to hear 'hey, we're doing great, ' and they don't want to hear, 'hey, we're doing awful", Troy said.

His staffers, however, showed her a different approach and she praised their efforts.

"I appreciate your support and I know you appreciate our support", Trump said.

Rossello has worked closely with the White House in coordinating recovery efforts, but the mayor of San Juan has been vocal about what she sees as a slow response to the crisis. Really? The primary obstacle to hurricane relief has been Puerto Rican laziness?

In addition, the amphibious assault ship Wasp is expected to arrive offshore Wednesday with 13 rotary aircraft aboard to boost the number of rotary aircraft from the active-duty force involved in Puerto Rico relief to 38, U.S. Northern Command said in a statement.

► Puerto Rico declares bankruptcy.

"What! The budget is out of wack?" asked Colbert.

As of Wednesday, the death toll from Maria had risen to 34.