President Donald Trump has arrived in Puerto Rico where he will tour the island, two weeks after Hurricane Maria carved a path of destruction across the island.
The president said he will meet with Federal Emergency Management Agency and military officials, first responders and the people of Puerto Rico. Additionally, he said the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands will “probably” travel to Puerto Rico to meet with him.
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, whom the president accused of “poor leadership” in a barrage of tweets over the weekend, this morning said she was invited to attend a briefing with Trump and has accepted.
“I will use this opportunity to reiterate the primary message: this is about saving lives, not about politics; this is also about giving the people of Puerto Rico the respect we deserve; and recognizing the moral imperative to do both,” Cruz said in a statement.
She had told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos Sunday that she would accept a meeting with the president if asked.