FEMA Administrator Says San Juan Mayor’s Remarks Are ‘Political Noise’

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Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long on Sunday said San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz’s remarks critical of the U.S. relief effort on Puerto Rico are just “political noise.”

“We filtered out the mayor a long time ago. We don’t have time for the political noise,” Long said on ABC News’ “This Week.” “The bottom line is, we are making progress every day in conjunction with the governor.”

Cruz on Tuesday said President Donald Trump’s remarks on a visit to the island were “insulting.”

“He really has a communication issue,” she said. “You know he’s sort of like the miscommunicator-in-chief, really.”

Trump attacked Cruz last week after she criticized Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke’s description of relief efforts on Puerto Rico as a “good news story.”

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  1. Power out in a hospital recently. Was it political noise that the mayor asked for help? Brownie was incompetent, but I dont recall that he was heartless.

  2. This guy seems to have found his place.

  3. Must have heard from the moron. Genuflect!

  4. “We filtered out the mayor a long time ago. We don’t have time for the political noise,”

    I hope he affords the same courtesy to DT, otherwise one might think the FEMA director was a sexist xenophobe.

  5. Watch for aid to be diverted away from San Juan.

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