Mar 27 2019 The president continues to show his vindictive behavior towards Puerto Rico and he continues to make the humanitarian crisis worse,' said San Juan Mayor Carmen Yuln Cruz. 'Puerto Rico is in dire need of increased food assistance funding,' Sen. He told the Republican lawmakers that Puerto Rico could be bought four times over for that amount, the Washington Post reported. Rossell suggested that Trump was getting incorrect information from his staff and invited the president to come to Puerto Rico to review recovery efforts on his own. Instead he should come to Puerto Rico to hear firsthand from the people on the ground. I have nothing against helping the people of Puerto Rico, but we have got to spend the money wisely, he told CNN.