After days of criticism from the majority of the mainstream media and millions of Americans, Donald Trump continues to defend his response in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Hours after targeting San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz on Twitter, the president returned for a second round of attacks [VIDEO].

Trump's low blow

Puerto Rico was rocked earlier this month as Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. The storm left a trail of devastation that is expected to take decades to repair, as dozens were left dead with thousands being displaced. The majority of the island has been left without power, as food and water has become scarce.

Due to the lack of power, people have been unable to get a hold of their family members and friends. Despite the serious nature of what has been taking place, Donald Trump took almost a week before he made it a priority, instead using his social media account [VIDEO]to bad mouth the National Football League (NFL) and its players for protesting the national anthem, while also calling out NBA star Stephen Curry for refusing to join his team during their planned visit to the White House next year. Following a questionable reaction to the storm in Puerto Rico, Trump has since pushed back against his critics, instead blaming the media, other Puerto Ricans, and Democrats for what took place. As seen on his Twitter feed on September 30, Trump was not done ranting.

Taking to his Twitter account on Saturday night, Donald Trump moved forward with his attack on the mayor of San Juan.

"Results of recovery efforts will speak much louder than complaints by San Juan Mayor," Trump tweeted, before adding, "Doing everything we can to help great people of PR!" "#FakeNews critics are working overtime, but we're getting great marks from the people that truly matter!" he continued in a follow-up tweet.

In a third tweet on Saturday night, Donald Trump confirmed that he will be traveling to Puerto Rico next week. "I will be in PR on Tues. to further ensure we continue doing everything possible to assist & support the people in their time of great need," the president posted to his Twitter account.

Moving forward

As Donald Trump uses social media to spin the narrative around the hurricane in Puerto Rico to his advantage, the backlash doesn't look to be slowing down.

Over the last week, the former host of "The Apprentice" has stumbled on more than one occasion, with his feud with the NFL making headlines, his response to Puerto Rico being universally panned, as well as his now former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price being forced to resign following a scandal.