Trump'stweets in response - in which he criticised Cruz for "poor leadership" and added, speaking of the people of Puerto Rico, "They want everything to be done for them" - sent celebrities scrambling to register their disgust.
The Trump administration has been defending it response to the hurricaneattacking the Puerto Rican officials, and accusing the "fake news media" of attempts to undermine relief efforts.
In his Saturday morning tweetstorm, Trump claimed Cruz had been ordered by the Democrats to "be nasty to Trump", that her people expected everything to be done for them and that any criticism was tantamount to insulting the first responders. Almost half of the supermarkets have reopened, albeit with reduced hours, and about 60 percent of the gas stations have begun pumping, many protected by armed private security guards.
"We're finding success in some areas, and in some areas we see setbacks" he said, "but we are making progress, in my opinion".
According to Puerto Rico's governor, more than 50 percent of gas operators are now up and running, as well as most hospitals.
She also posted photos of herself meeting residents and rescue workers, wading hip-deep through a flooded street and comforting an elderly woman.
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Sanders says that, due to some of Trump's past comments, he thinks "we have a right to be suspect that he is treating the people of Puerto Rico in a different way than he has treated the people of Texas or Florida".
"The goal is one: saving lives", she wrote on Twitter on Saturday. "This is the time to show our "true colours".
She also said she would meet with Trump if he asked her to when he visits the island on Tuesday.
Trump was already under fire from some U.S. lawmakers, who accused him of not giving sufficient importance to the situation and responding too slowly to the crisis in Puerto Rico, where the electrical infrastructure was totally destroyed and the people are having to wait in extremely long lines for food, fuel, water and cash. "I don't know what to say".
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello has called the destruction to the island unprecedented, though the Republican has praised the USA government's relief efforts.
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