Gov. Scott visits Puerto Rico to help recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria

Rihanna urges Donald Trump to help the people of Puerto Rico

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted Thursday morning that President Donald Trump would waive the Jones Act, effective immediately, at the request of Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello, allowing assistance to reach the hurricane-ravaged USA territory.

Trump waived federal restrictions on foreign ships delivering cargo.

As for FEMA's presence, Cruz said members of the agency were on the island.

"It is unacceptable to force the people of Puerto Rico to pay at least twice as much for food, clean drinking water, supplies and infrastructure due to Jones Act requirements as they work to recover from this disaster", he wrote. "Puerto Rico needs more help, Mr. President!" over the words "American tragedy". Cranes powered by generators that are moving at half speed, as well as difficulty moving goods around the island, are the primary problems.

Mr Trump has not responded to Rihanna's tweets.

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CNN has reached out to the White House but a request for comment was not immediately returned.

The Jones Act requires that all goods shipped between US ports be carried by USA -owned and operated ships.

"You are seeing devastation in Puerto Rico". "The relief effort is under control".

The afternoon tweets follow a day of intense criticism directed towards the American President. He said more than 40 of the island's 69 hospitals are accepting patients.

As though criticizing Mayor Cruz wasn't crass enough, Trump invoked the racist trope of lazy minorities hungry for government handouts just for good measure. Why is it always talked about after hurricanes, and how is Puerto Rico impacted by the maritime law?

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Trump is expected to survey the damage on the island on Tuesday.

Trump on Wednesday, however, said he was considering lifting the Jones Act.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, who is leading the Hurricane Maria response, defended the administration's handling of the crisis Thursday saying she is "very satisfied" with the federal government's recovery role.

President Tiny Twitter Fingers lashed out at the Mayor of San Juan on Saturday morning using thinly veiled racist language to disparage Puerto Ricans who are in desperate need of help after Hurricane Maria.

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