Last week, Cruz criticized the federal response in Puerto Rico and Trump lashed out on Twitter by questioning Cruz's leadership. "That's like a fireman rescuing you from a burning building and then saying, 'You do understand what our water bill is going to be now right?'"
The beleaguered politician wore a black T-shirt with the word "NASTY" in capital letters on it during a Spanish language interview with Univision's Jorge Ramos for "Al Punto", (To the Point) Wednesday. The worst thing he did was being too slow to react and too condescending toward the U.S. island.
The president shook hands and handed people flashlights.
She has no electricity, water or cell service at home. She also manages two Airbnb apartments and after Hurricane Maria, she has lost three months of reservations.
Mexico's aid shipment comes as the country recovers from its own disasters - earthquakes on September 7 and 19 that caused an estimated $2 billion in damages.
Trump visited Puerto Rico Tuesday and congratulated the residents for escaping the higher death toll of "a real catastrophe like Katrina" and heaped praise on the relief efforts of his administration without mentioning the sharp criticism the federal response has drawn. It owes $73 billion to bondholders and it has another $50 billion in pension liabilities to the island's government workers.
Still, some Puerto Ricans feel the debt problem needs to take a backseat for the moment. After all, that is one of the founding principles of the United States of North America. Only 10.7 percent of the island's cell phone towers are working.
So far, a long list of celebrities - including Ryan Seacrest, Kathy Griffin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kristen Bell, Conan O' Brien, the Backstreet Boys, and Reese Witherspoon - have all shared their adolescent photos for the cause.
Wilma Colon of San Juan. As per usual the irony of leveling such an accusation was lost on the president. "He's just a clown".
Stephen Colbert didn't hold back when talking about Trump's visit to Puerto Rico on Tuesday. "They don't have the medical resources". "And we're going to have to wipe that out".