As the entire island of Puerto Rico struggles to move forward in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, United States President Donald Trump has responded in controversial fashion [VIDEO]. After spending Saturday morning bashing the mayor of San Juan, Trump's wasn't happy with the response he received.

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It happened nearly two weeks ago when Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, leaving the beautiful visuals of the island in the past in what military generals have compared to a "war zone." With nearly all of the island without power, and food and water running low, the people of Puerto Rico have been pleading for the United States to offer help.

While this was taking place, Donald Trump spent the majority of his time lashing out at the National Football League (NFL) and its players for protesting the national anthem [VIDEO]. Trump ripped into the players who took part in the protest as a "son of a bitch," while calling on team owners to fire them. Trump's feud with the NFL appeared to dominate his train of thought, at least in the public eye, until pressure mounted over his inaction in Puerto Rico. Despite talking up the work his administration has done for the island, Trump appeared to be triggered after San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz was critical of the White House. During a series of tweets on Saturday morning, Trump attacked Cruz for her alleged lack of "leadership," which resulted in the mayor speaking out, as seen on the September 30 edition of "A.M.

Joy" on MSNBC, and later an interview on CNN.

Joining MSNBC host Joy Reid on Saturday was Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, who was quick to dismiss Donald Trump's attacks, instead focusing on the job at hand. "I was asking for help. I wasn't saying anything nasty about the president," Cruz noted. "Don't take my word for it. General Buchanan, a three-star general, has said as one of his first comments he made on the Puerto Rico situation, that he doesn't have enough troops and he doesn't have enough equipment," she continued.

"I tweeted this morning that this is a time where everyone shows their true colors," Carmen Yulin Cruz went on to say.

"I have no time for distractions," she remarked in reference to Donald Trump's attacks, while adding, "All I have is time for people to move forward and get help." In a follow-up interview on CNN later that night, Cruz spoke with host Anderson Cooper and elaborated further on her thoughts on Trump's response. "Maybe (he's) not used to women who have to be told (him) what to do," she said. "He's looking for an excuse for things that are not going well," Cruz added.

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Not long after Carmen Yulin Cruz responded to Donald Trump, the president returned to Twitter and once again went on the attack. The former host of "The Apprentice" warned the people of Puerto Rico not to fall for the "fake news" that his administration is slacking in their response, before hitting back at Cruz for "complaining" too much.