San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Responds to Trump With "Nasty" Shirt

National Guard personnel clean up roads in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Then she wore a shirt bearing the word Trump used to describe how Democrats told Cruz to treat him during an interview on Univision.

"I've been to Puerto Rico many times and the weather is second to none but sometimes you get hit - and you got hit", Mr Trump told officials at an Air National Guard base.

"This is about two things: It's about respect for the Puerto Rican people - and it's about saving lives".

Mr Trump arrived in the U.S. territory nearly two weeks after the storm and with electricity restored to only a tiny percentage of its 3.5million residents.

Trump's brief stay continued with an appearance at a local church, called Calvary Chapel of Puerto Rico, where he tossed paper towels into a crowd like they were basketballs-yet another self-congratulatory move on the President's island-wide propaganda tour.

Just last week, Cruz wore a T-shirt that read, "HELP US WE ARE DYING" during an appearance on CNN.

"He was insulting to the people of Puerto Rico", Cruz said, adding that the trip was all just "PR". She is pictured on September 30, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

A number of politicians and celebrities took to social media immediately after to criticize Trump's tweets.

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday tore into Donald Trump's four-hour visit to Puerto Rico, joking the president's assessment of the aftermath Hurricane Maria is "Trumpslaining at its best".

The mayor confirmed that the shirt was meant to protest Trump, who has recently taken aim at her over Twitter.

Meanwhile, a poll released by The Associated Press-NORC Wednesday found that just 32 per cent approve of how Trump is handling disaster relief in the US territory, while 49 per cent disapprove.

Governor Rosselló has since confirmed the official death toll has increased to 34. However, the number of confirmed deaths in Puerto Rico due to Maria is expected to rise dramatically in the coming days, according to experts.

"We have a dozen bridges completely destroyed, so finding ways to get disaster supplies to survivors has been a challenge but it remains a top priority", said Kaniewski.

However, Cruz praised the White House staff and said, "I saw a real connection between the reality and the White House staff".

Well, it may have been a "great" for President Trump by his own standards.