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Trump had a lot to say on Twitter after San Juan mayor plead for more help


Updated September 30, 2017 12:56 PM EDT

After San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz asked the U.S. for more help, Trump responded in a storm of Tweets, blaming Democrats and the media for Cruz's criticism of him.

But the saga continues into the weekend as Cruz laughed at Trump's accusations on MSNBC, just hours after his comments.

"This isn't about me. This isn't about anyone. This is about lives that are being lost if things do not get done properlty real quickly," she said.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz plead for help from Donald Trump Friday.

"People are drinking out of Creeks here in San Juan. You have people in buildings and they're becoming caged in their own buildings -- old people, retired people that don't have any electricity," Cruz told CNN's Anderson Cooper.

"We're dying here. We truly are dying here. I keep saying it: SOS. If anyone can hear us; if Mr. Trump can hear us, let's just get it over with and get the ball rolling," she said.

But Trump did not let her comments go without a response.

"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 Tweeted Saturday morning.

He went on, Tweeting, "Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Islands doing a fantastic job."

Trump continued to defend the U.S.'s efforts in Puerto Rico, Tweeting more than 10 times in two hours, and blaming the media for taking "the spirit away from our soldiers" and first responders.

But Cruz did not remain silent, Tweeting shortly after that the only goal is to save lives.

Puerto Rico is currently facing a humanitarian crisis after being hit by several hurricanes, the last one to hit being Hurricane Maria over a week ago. It is estimated most of the over 3 million people on the island are without power.

Puerto Rico is crying out for help: 'No one is taking care of us'

Trump and first lady Melania are heading to the island on Tuesday.

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