President Trump said Friday he would "always be with" the residents of Puerto Rico, a day after he was criticized for tweeting that federal first responders who are helping the island recover from two hurricanes would not be there "forever."
Trump tweeted Friday morning.
Democrats and Puerto Rico's leaders criticized Trump on Thursday for saying the federal response to the storms must end at some point.
"While very real challenges to restoring damaged infrastructure remain, more than 19,000 federal civilian personnel and military service members are supporting the islands, working 24 hours a day in support of the hurricane disaster relief mission," FEMA said in a statement Thursday.
Trump also attacked Democrats on Friday morning for moving "so far LEFT" as they advocate for sanctuary cities that protect illegal immigrants.
Hard to believe that the Democrats, who have gone so far LEFT that they are no longer recognizable, are fighting so hard for Sanctuary crime— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2017