>> Two weeks after Hurricane Maria crippled Puerto Rico, US President Donald Trump heading to the Caribbean Island Tuesday to survey the damage. But ahead of Trump's trip, political tensions arising amid continued accusations that his administration responded too slowly to the disaster. First, most notably, from San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz.
>> It's been so slow that it's put lives in danger.>> The president then berating her on Twitter for being critical, accusing Cruz, and other Puerto Rican officials, of being poor leaders, before defending his administration for doing quote, a great job in its relief effort. Both weekend tweets, delivered from his New Jersey golf club, still riling many, like Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez, who just returned from Puerto Rico.
>> Put down the Twitter account, open your heart, help them do their job, send them the resources.>> Cruz saying Sunday, she's willing to meet with Trump when he arrives. White House spokesperson, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, following with an olive branch on Monday.>> Right now our focus is to bring the mayor into the coordination efforts.
This administration, as well as other members on the ground, have reached out to her, we hope that she will join with us in those efforts.>> The humanitarian crisis deepening in the US territory, most of its 3.4 million residents still with little access to food, drinking water, or power.
FEMA calling this, quote, the most logistically challenging event the United States has ever seen.