As Puerto Rico struggles to recover from the devastation left by Hurricane Maria, President Donald Trump has come under fire due to his response. After the president's recent critical remarks about the mayor of San Juan, Trump returned to social media to blast the media and Democrats.

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Hurricane Maria was the third storm in just over a month to make headlines news due to the damage it caused to the impacted areas. After Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and Hurricane Irma in Cuba and Florida, the latest storm left Puerto Rico a shell of its former self.

The island is mostly without power for a second straight week, with dozens left dead and thousands unable to contact their family members. Nearly a week after the storm hit, Donald Trump finally acknowledged the situation on social media, but did so by quickly pointing out Puerto Rico's debt to the United States and Wall Street. Due to the president's slow response, San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz made sure to call Trump out during an interview on Friday, pleading with the American people that "people are dying" in her home. Not happy with the criticism, Trump lashed on Saturday morning, blaming Cruz and the media for the lack of progress in helping the island recover. Taking to his Twitter feed once again on September 30, Trump went on to accuse the media and the Democratic Party of working together to make him look bad over the issue.

As seen on his Twitter feed on Saturday morning, Donald Trump once again returned to social media to defend himself over his administration's controversial response to the hurricane in Puerto Rico.

"Despite the Fake News Media in conjunction with the Dems, an amazing job is being done in Puerto Rico," Trump tweeted out, before adding, "Great people!"

Donald Trump's tweet comes just hours after he blamed the media initially for their reporting on the hurricane in Puerto Rico.

"Fake News CNN and NBC are going out of their way to disparage our great First Responders as a way to 'get Trump,'" the president posted, before stating, "Not fair to FR or effort!" "The Fake News Networks are working overtime in Puerto Rico doing their best to take the spirit away from our soldiers and first R's," he added, while writing, "Shame!"

Next up

As Donald Trump continues to deflect blame away from himself and onto others, in this case the media and the Democrats, the island of Puerto Rico is fighting to keep their head above water and save as many lives as possible. On Tuesday, Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are scheduled to arrive in the area, and only time will tell how that all plays out.