‘Dammit, this is not a good news story,’ San Juan mayor responds to Trump official.

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The White House might be satisfied with federal relief efforts in Puerto Rico, but people who live there aren’t.

“I know it’s a hard storm to recover from,” acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke told reporters on Thursday. “But I know it is really a good news story in terms of our ability to reach people and the limited number of deaths that have taken place in such a devastating hurricane.”

When CNN shared Duke’s comments with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz on Friday morning, she was shocked.

“Dammit, this is not a good news story”: San Juan mayor slams acting DHS Secretary Duke’s comments about Puerto Rico https://t.co/mWdPEsCSHn

— CNN (@CNN) September 29, 2017