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San Juan mayor to White House: "This is a people are dying story"

Acting Homeland Security chief Elaine Duke yesterday called Puerto Rico "a good news story," referring to the administration's ability to reach people and send resources, while mentioning the limited number of deaths in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz responded this morning on CNN, calling that statement "irresponsible." She added, "Maybe from where she's standing this is a good news story...This is a people are dying story."