Even as President Donald Trump and acting FEMA Director Elaine Duke congratulated themselves on their handling of the response to Hurricane Maria, the mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital city San Juan, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz issued an incendiary statement on live TV.
MSNBC’s Ali Velshi cut away from a press gaggle around Trump and caught the last part of Cruz’s statement, in which she said, “The world will see how we are treated — not as second-class citizens, but as animals that can be disposed of.”
“Enough is enough,” said Cruz.
Further remarks from the mayor appeared on Twitter.
“I am going to do what I never thought I would do. I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying,” she said, according to Huffington Post’s Jennifer Bendery. “We are dying and you are killing us with the inefficiency.”
"We are dying and you are killing us with the inefficiency." — San Juan mayor, exasperating with govt response to Puerto Rico https://t.co/5wQuen9cgB
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) September 29, 2017
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Britain’s Prince Andrew denies witnessing Epstein abuse
Britain's Prince Andrew insisted on Saturday that "at no stage" during his friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein did he "witness... any behavior of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest".
The prince, Queen Elizabeth II's second son, is under heavy fire over his relationship with the disgraced US financier, and admitted in a statement on Saturday that "it was a mistake and an error to see him after his release in 2010".
"At no stage during the limited time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behavior of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction."
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On Saturday morning a deadly serious MSNBC panel took up Donald Trump's increasingly erratic behavior of late, which led one panelist to sincerely suggest the president needs to be evaluated by mental health officials because she believes the White House is covering for him.
Speaking with host David Gura, MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley admitted that she is no doctor, but that there are signs of the president's decline that reminded her of how Ronald Reagan's White House hid his Alzheimer's from the public.
"This is the man last week said he was the second coming, the 'chosen one,'" Wiley began. "It is very, very difficult to not have a conversation about whether or not he's competent to serve as president. I say that because there were actually objective measures this week."
Mike Pence and Nikki Haley battled for attention at a GOP donor retreat: report
Who will be President Donald Trump's successor as leader of the Republican Party?
It's a question that GOP officials are already asking themselves, and it is already producing subtle divides within their ranks. Two of the biggest names that get floated are Vice President Mike Pence and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. Both politicians are comfortable appealing to multiple wings of the GOP, and both have managed to stay in Trump's good graces for far longer than most of the people who have worked in his administration.
They have pushed back aggressively on claims that they are challenging one another for control, with Haley aggressively denying rumors that Trump was interested in swapping her in to replace Pence on the 2020 ticket.