Watch: President Trump's cringe-worthy paper towel throwing gesture to Puerto Ricans

Watch: President Trump's cringe-worthy paper towel throwing gesture to Puerto Ricans

The hurricane knocked out nearly all of Puerto Rico's electrical grid and most of its cellular service.

Moody's Analytics appears to echo the President's concerns, as it projects damages to housing and infrastructure to the tune of $95bn.

For its part, El Mundo highlighted President Trump's words from Puerto Rico saying that the passage of Hurricane Maria is not "a real catastrophe" like that of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, since the number of fatalities has been much lower.

Cruz wore a black T-shirt during her television appearance that featured only one word: NASTY.

In May, Puerto Rico filed for the biggest bankruptcy in US municipal history, approximately $74 billion of bond debt and $48 billion of unfunded pension liabilities.

But after Maria struck Puerto Rico, the local mobile phone operator of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim proved more reliable than some US competitors during the early days of the communications outage across the island of 3.4 million people. "16 people versus in the thousands".

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello shrugged off Trump's remarks on Wednesday. "If you look at the - every death is a horror - but if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina, and you look at the tremendous - hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that died".

Revelan contenido de la nota que dejó el atacante de Las Vegas
La suite del hotel Paddock estaba en el piso 32 del hotel, mirando hacia la multitud al otro lado de la calle . Las autoridades aún buscan determinar el móvil del atacante.

"I think what you heard the president say is that Puerto Rico is going to have to figure out a way to solve its debt problem", Bloomberg reported Mulvaney as saying.

The White House is also reportedly preparing a $29 billion disaster aid request to support recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida, according to Reuters.

In short, Trumps visit to Puerto Rico was a disaster and didn't draw enough attention to the plight of the people.

He shook hands with a crowd who had come to see him and posed for selfies with many of them.

Trump called out Cruz on Twitter last week, implying that she was being "nasty" to him.

Rossello reciprocated with praise for Trump's response to the crisis. Trump asked the woman, seeming suspicious of the aggressive pitch.

FEMA says for now money isn't the issue, it's the size of destruction.