Puerto Rico Governor Rossello Press Conference – Hurricane Maria Recovery and Relief Efforts (Video)…

Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello, FEMA Region II Acting Administrator John Rabin, Federal Coordinating Officer Alejandro de la Campa and Commander of Joint Force Land Component Command Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan provide current updates on the status of Puerto Rico relief efforts after Hurricane Maria, Sept. 30, 2017.

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“We need to do a lot more in order for us to get out of the emergency,” Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said in San Juan. “But the other thing that’s also true is that the administration has answered and has complied with our petitions in an expedited manner.”

Additional video of presser to include Questions & Answers:

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118 Responses to Puerto Rico Governor Rossello Press Conference – Hurricane Maria Recovery and Relief Efforts (Video)…

  1. Borealis says:

    How dare he contradict the media’s gospel truth? Some people just don’t know what the plantation rules actually are. I’m sure he’ll be doing a hostage retraction before too long.

    Liked by 8 people

  2. ginaswo says:

    the media assault from the left is no doubt designed to ensure PRs living on the mainland dont vote MAGA in 2020

    Liked by 11 people

    • paulraven1 says:

      The assault is simply frustrated energy from failure to do this in Texas and Florida. The entire raison d’etre of the media is destroy Trump. This is how they approach EVERY SINGLE ISSUE. There is no journalistic standard or professional agenda. They use their position and power as a weapon against Trump. This is why the whole business of press conferences and of Trump’s conventional exercise of the old noblesse oblige in indulging them as a part of democratic process is farcical and wrong and needs to be thrown out the window. But Trump won’t do this, to my great frustration.

      Liked by 9 people

    • Yippeekiyay says:

      Good point ginaswo. It’s all about the vote.

      Liked by 5 people

    • freddiel says:

      PRs who are living on the mainland probably know what’s up. That’s why they left.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Shadrach says:

        PR folks in PR know their government is incompetent and corrupt. I have 3 relatives on the island, and they weren’t shocked even a little tiny bit, to hear about the teamsters and etc.

        Liked by 1 person

    • It is about more than those already in the US – Anna Navarro is urging Puerto Ricans to come to the US and settle in swing states/register to vote!

      Liked by 1 person

      • LKA in LA says:

        Ann doesn’t realize they have a better deal there. They pay no federal income tax but get all the benefits from the American taxpayers. Plus it is easier to hold on to your hate for gringos there. They could not give that up. In the latin/hispanic heirarcy, the Puerto Rican’s are low on the totem pole for smarts. I have spent a lot of time on the island and they are totally an arrogant people without credentials. It must be humiliating for whitey gringo to come to the rescue. Btw, they treat the island dogs like crap. They are so many homeless dogs there that one time they hired a man to round them up. He did and threw them off a bridge to get rid of them. This is a good time to expose the freeloaders. We should be the ones voting regarding PR as a state or not.

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    • distracted2 says:

      For the media and the democrats, it’s all about the votes but for people like the mayor, it’s nothing short of extortion.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Bendix says:

      Hillary and Andrew Cuomo both are working toward that, but Andrew is using NYS taxpayer money toward that effort.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Tparty says:

    Body language assessment of San Juan Mayor. Shes deflecting from her own incompetence.

    Liked by 7 people

    • TwoLaine says:

      She’s psycho and needs an immediate mental evaluation. According to her, she lost her house, but she also lost her mind. I don’t mean that to be mean, she may seriously be suffering from shock, PTSD, etc. Some people just do not cope well with stressful situations, and she has a lot on her shoulders. Some people are also not leaders, in good times or bad. It needs to be suggested to her that she go get some rest, take care of herself and her family, and let the adults take over, permanently.

      Liked by 6 people

    • carrierh says:

      Her head movements made it clear she is incompetent, a liar, and loves the money she gets but gives not a darn for her people in San Juan or outside because as stated here, she has done nothing and has no desire to do anything, but like a baby just waiting for someone to change her diaper while all the time she could have and should have done what needed to be done. Phony as heck! Watch the other blog where a police woman is telling it like it really is in PR and the disdain for its citizens.

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    • n1ghtcr4wler says:

      This liar is so incompetent and corrupt she simply doesnt know what to do in this situation any other than what activists do. cry and complain and put the blame on other people and demand from others to do her work.

      Liked by 2 people

    • The Boss says:

      When the time comes, this sorry lying she-dog will be unable to testify in her own defense. And I think that time may just come sooner than she thinks.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        She’s already incriminated herself by her own comments as she is responsible for not having local people to distribute the goods. She prevented food & water from reaching the people.

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    • whoseyore says:

      Someone is paying her. Do we know if it is Soros or the Clinton’s yet?

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  4. emet says:

    Gov Rossello is a lot smarter than Mayor Cruz. He knows that if he stays on the same page with President Trump and bides his time he will be a billionaire.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Maybe, but if he is wise he will get in step and stay in step with the Trump administration. Doing so would serve him well for the remainder of Trump’s 8 years.

      Liked by 2 people

    • boogywstew says:

      If Gov.Rossello stays on the “same” page as our President Trump than he would refuse his salary, donate some of his personal fortune to charity, work 80 hour weeks and probably leave office NOT as well off as he was when he first took office. Gov. Rossello would be better off to follow the Clinton model if he wants to be a billionaire after leaving public service.

      Liked by 3 people

  5. CaptainNonno says:

    Anyone. Else experiencing page reloads every minute?

    Liked by 7 people

    • No, but some of the links are off on the main page – wrong video link shown. What the heck is going on???

      Like

    • Gil says:

      My pages arent loading right and posts arent showing up more than normal. Could be my android. Everyone always says ad blocker and reboot…try it.

      Like

    • maiingankwe says:

      Captain Nonno,
      Twice while I was trying to type this. Worse thing is, one has to start over because it gets deleted. It’s a virus of some kind. I remember this happening during the elections. Someone commented that CTH has to do something on their side in order to fix it. What that is I don’t know.

      I’m limited in technical knowledge, so I am of no help. I’ve tried cleaning my cache and rebooting my phone, nothing is working on my side.

      If anyone knows how to fix this, please let us know.
      Thank you,
      Ma’iingankwe

      Liked by 1 person

    • georgiafl says:

      http://www.adblockplus.org

      Cured my computer.

      Liked by 5 people

      • Minnie says:

        Thanks Georgiafl, I installed it on the Mac months ago with excellent results.

        Checked just now for use on mobile phone and learned the company is based out of Germany?

        Do I want merkel to have access to my cell???

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        • georgiafl says:

          Every German is not a Merkel tool.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Minnie says:

            True

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          • Cuppa Covfefe says:

            Thanks, georgiafl. First off, most Germans are NOT happy with Merkel. And if she had access to everyone’s phones, you can bet the NSA was there first.

            Second, there is a bug (an obvious one, no less) in the Apache server code of certain versions (same one brought down Equifax). The module in question is called “Struts 2” (CVE-2017-9805). I would imagine Wurst Press would have fixed that by now. Finally, adblockplus is a brilliant product; I’ve been using it for years, along with other products. The trouble is, the more virus scanners, ad blockers, and other utility/convenience software you have, the more they get in each others’ way.

            This is especially true of virus scanners, as they usually have hooks into the operating system, so they’re running at a low level (ring) indeed. So, folks need to look at the documentation of the different products in order to avoid conflicts, etc. I’m using adblockplus, ublock Origin, and privacy badger (from eff.org). Sometimes I have to “tell” them to be a little less stringent, but, better safe than sorry.

            Another thing about ad blockers is they sometimes bork popups or pictures appearing.
            And of course Twitter wants to set all sorts of cookies for us old county (Euro) folk. Sigh…

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            • georgiafl says:

              I’ve had trouble with a few videos since adding adblockplus, but I can decide whether to disable or not.

              My phone is a 2002 Candy Bar Nokia, so I don’t even have a camera on it or GPS.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        adblockplus is not compatible with all generations of iPad.

        Liked by 1 person

    • maggiemoowho says:

      Yep, big time.

      Like

    • Tegan says:

      Constantly! After about the 5th time…I just give up.

      Liked by 1 person

    • safvetblog says:

      A few – abt every 5 min

      Liked by 1 person

  6. duchess01 says:

    The Good Governor has presented an excellent summary of what is ACTUALLY happening year-to-date – so sick of seeing articles/tweets/emphasis on that lying liberal Mayor of San Juan – whatever she has claims is now moot – so happy to hear things are moving along and logistically, they are WINNING – those who thwarted efforts will be held to account – President Trump will see to that –

    Praise God! This is great news – finally – we are hearing some TRUTH instead of spin!

    Liked by 8 people

    • Mornin’ sweet ducess01. When Tom Bossert gave his presser at the end of the week, I noticed how he NEVER blamed ANYONE. Seems from reports from others there was an understanding that PRs were not pitching in to help themselves, etc.

      I found myself wanting Tom Bossert to slam the ingrate politicians etc, but once again T45 and his brilliant Administration knew better, they see around corners after all.

      Trump45 knew if he blamed them 1st that would be all that was talked about insufferably. T45 is patient, he bided his time, he knows how these communists operate, and boom! On time the communists did just that. T45 ever magnanimous allows people, good or bad, to do the right thing, when they choose to play politics, BAM!! Game on…They hit T45 first he hits them back twice as hard….may the hits keep coming for these treasonous uncaring cads!

      Liked by 6 people

      • duchess01 says:

        Excellent observations, Adorable Amazing Grace! You are so correct – President Trump gives them enough rope to hang themselves – while keeping the situation in his court and by his rules – we are so blessed to have a President who not only cares, but who can also keep his eye on the Big Picture – what is hidden will be revealed – as the Bible says – ‘the truth will win over the spin’ – I say – take that, you bums!

        Praise God from whom all blessings flow – we are about to be showered with blessings beyond our imagination! I can feel it in my soul! Thank You, Jesus!

        I thank God every day we are friends – God is Great in His Gifts – Love you Sweet Sister in Christ – Hugs!

        Liked by 3 people

        • Amen, yes, we are so blessed by Him to have President Trump as our caregiver, and he cares for us day in and day out in spades for ALL Americans 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

          Ok, a little teary eyed now. You walk in Grace sweet duchess01, and teach us to also walk in His Grace. Love you too sweet Sister in Christ💖💖💖 I thank God for you too! Blessings and love, I love you so much 💖🇺🇸💖

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      • LafnH20 says:

        BAM!!! LOL
        Chirp😎

        Liked by 1 person

      • Ditch Mitch says:

        Grace, I try to get updates from Bossert (or long). He sticks to the facts and turns the grandstanding attacks into statements of fact. You are right about Bossert not blaming anyone, he goes right past the blame game and gets right to how the administration is taking charge of the issue. Bossert supports PDJT and PDJT’s can do attitude. Can do people support PDJT because he gives them the resources and control to get it done. I see many wanna do people increasingly supporting PDJT for this reason.

        Liked by 4 people

  7. CaptainNonno says:

    Prosecute for failure to execute duties!

    Liked by 3 people

    • benifranlkin says:

      Absolutely…San Juan biggest city and biggest port. That beatch was the one holding goods up from distribution…out of ineptitude and politics…the blood of those who passed away in the interim is on her hands. She should be immediately removed and arrested to clear her obstructing carcass out of the way. Vile idiot.

      Liked by 4 people

  8. burnett044 says:

    The Mayor sounds like the un-grateful dead….she is surely ungrateful and brain dead.
    some folk never learn…heck even some countries never learn…case in point France…
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4587920/marseille-train-station-attack-dead-stabbing-army-two-dead-latest-updates/

    Liked by 2 people

    • Seems all these people that want to turn the world into their idea of a warped Utopia, dont realize they are useful idiots being used by the most high up globalists and deep state. If Globalists were ever to achieve their goal, which they will not as Patriots will stop ’em dead in their tracks, these useful idiots, media low level politicians etc, will be killed off.

      These useful idiots think they will maintain a place at the table…Nope!! Not enough $$ to go around. In the eyes of the soros’ rothschilds etc, they are merely a means to an end and then will be summarily disposed of and heaped on the serfs to live in squalor or will be killed.

      Liked by 4 people

      • burnett044 says:

        grace indeed

        Liked by 1 person

      • b4im2old says:

        AGG, I tend to agree… “means to an end” and if they would (God forbid!) succeed, they “then will be summarily disposed of…” Just think how many “useful idiots” there are, that have literally sold their souls to the devil!

        One doesn’t have to look far to realize that truth. Just search out the list of all the untimely deaths associated with just the Clintons.

        PTL daily PDJT is our President! He’s the ONLY one with a spine of steel (and other parts of the anatomy) strong enough to withstand the “slings and arrows” he takes for US, that the corruptitians barrage him with every step of the way!!! And all the while he’s fighting, he’s also making progress, and allowing the useful idiots to expose themselves! Not limited to the mayor of SJPR.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Grandpa M says:

        If the useful idiots would bother to learn a little history they’d find out that the most communists were killed by Joseph Stalin but trying to teach a lib history is like showing a cross to the devil.

        Liked by 3 people

  9. The Boss says:

    A transcript would be helpful. As usual, whenever there is video which shows President Trump or his administration in a good light, the audio is pathetic.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. LafnH20 says:

    By PR “Buying”.. 15:00 mark.. Some things now sitting on the docks AND distributing them.. imo
    1) Serious Blow to Port Union leverage.
    2) PR could continue “buying” and distributing “Things” ..this way, for who knows how long!
    3) Gov. Rossello, seemed confident and informed. Definitely, in the loop.
    4) One (1) U.S. Aircraft Carrier could, with Helos, provide the services the Docks provides…
    5) Sans… Corruption

    Just sayin

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  11. Minnie says:

    I understand the pressure this governor is under but his multiple “uhs” are very distracting.

    What I was able to comprehend:

    Collaboration
    Coordinated efforts
    landline service at 100%
    Shelters down to 10k
    Diesel being delivered
    FEMA extensively at work

    Local authorities must connect with relief distribution sites

    Is the San Juan mayor listening??????

    Liked by 3 people

  12. NJF says:

    Evidently she’s backtracking. I can’t watch right now.

    https://streamable.com/tzsst

    Liked by 2 people

  13. LafnH20 says:

    FTA
    “Most of the industrial units in Puerto Rico import raw materials from the US, process it in the island nation and export the finished product back to the US.”

    Sound familiar!!!!!
    That, IMHO, is why PR is the way it iz! Haiti et la.
    SWAMP

    http://www.economywatch.com/world_economy/puerto-rico/export-import.html

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  14. Paul says:

    They full of crap . And if u notice , u have to do more them then anyone else.

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  15. Sentient says:

    Puerto Rican Dems will never stop their bitching, and they’ll never take any responsibility. 2018, 2020, they’ll still be bitching – which will hurt the Dems. Whether dems are whining about a lack of government assistance, whining about cops shooting assailants like Mike Brown or whining about a tranny getting “misgendered”, they’re always whining. The party of whiners.

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  16. botvinnik says:

    If I were Trump, I would declare martial law on the island and relieve Ms. Cruz of her “duties” as mayor of San Juan.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. TwoLaine says:

    There is nothing more irritating to me than “alleged” U.S. Citizens, in a U.S. Territory, who refuse to speak English, especially at a Press Conference. Disgusting.

    Liked by 1 person

    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      Huh? We, the U.S., went to a Spanish-speaking corner of the world, and took it over from Spain. They have continued to speak their local language, Spanish.

      Liked by 1 person

  18. andyocoregon says:

    When you combine lax building codes with two powerful hurricanes, you get total devastation. I saw an interview on Fox & Friends this morning that showed the typical construction of a San Juan home that had its roof blown off. The rafters were 2×3’s and 2×4’s, similar to that of mobile home construction. There’s no way those flimsy structures could withstand one high level hurricane, let alone two. And then there’s the flimsy power transmission system that was already in desperate need of upgrading. It takes time to clear those downed lines off roadways, especially when they are tangled in tree limbs.
    And the residents of Puerto Rico are complaining about four hour lines at the few gas stations that are open. Well, why didn’t they all gas up ***before*** the hurricanes hit? They had ample warning well ahead of both storms.
    Lastly, it’s an island! You can’t just drive heavy equipment there. It must be brought in by sea. And when the ports are damaged, you can’t just dock a ship there.
    IMO, the mayor of San Juan needs to shut up and focus on getting cooperation from her local transportation unions.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Blaze says:

      I noticed many of the new homes in Florida are now nailed together with these “hurricane nails”. They kind of go in with a screw effect making anything attached by them very difficult to pull apart. They do not use “sinkers” any longer which have a slick coating making them easy to drive in.. thus easy to “pull apart”. I wonder of PR got the memo? Evidently not.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Labouroflove says:

      Yes, but they will be rebuilt in weeks. The losses will be absorbed without insurance.

      Frankly we way overbuild along hurricane prone coasts. Over regulate might be the better phrase.

      In this islanders have the better plan.

      I’m a retired Florida RE broker and licensed commercial contractor. We went the wrong direction with code, FEMA and government backed mortgages and insurance on barrier islands.

      Who’s stupid? Puerto Rico isn’t in extremis, they are laughing at our concern and at the money we are profligately tossing.

      I’m laughing so hard I’m crying.

      Liked by 1 person

    • G. Combs says:

      From WIKI:
      The Labor Management Relations Act of 1947 29 U.S.C. § 141-197 better known as the Taft–Hartley Act, (80 H.R. 3020, Pub.L. 80–101, 61 Stat. 136, enacted June 23, 1947) is a United States federal law that restricts the activities and power of labor unions. The act, still effective, was sponsored by Senator Robert A. Taft and Representative Fred A. Hartley, Jr.,

      ….The Act also authorized the President to intervene in strikes or potential strikes that create a national emergency, a reaction to the national coal miners’ strikes called by the United Mine Workers of America in the 1940s. Presidents have used that power less and less frequently in each succeeding decade. President George W. Bush invoked the law in connection with the employer lockout of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union during negotiations with West Coast shipping and stevedoring companies in 2002.{…}

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  19. JohnP says:

    Puerto Rican CEO: Local government ‘corrupt’ and ‘totally inexperienced’ in Maria cleanup

    The reason, said Jorge Rodriguez, the CEO of PACIV, in an editorial in the New York Post, is that “for the last 30 years, the Puerto Rican government has been completely inept at handling regular societal needs, so I just don’t see it functioning in a crisis like this one.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/01/puerto-rican-ceo-sends-engineers-to-help-fema-efforts-calls-local-pols-inept.html

    Liked by 3 people

    • theduchessofkitty says:

      He is ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.

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      • Labouroflove says:

        We corrupted Puerto Rico through hubris a incompetent action correction and action.

        It doesn’t take much to read about, from the exact code, where we’ve dictated Puerto Rico’s failure.

        Read U.S. Code: Title 48 – TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS.
        https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/48

        Read then read all of 48 U.S. Code Chapter 20 – PUERTO RICO OVERSIGHT, MANAGEMENT, AND ECONOMIC STABILITY

        It’ll just take an hour or so to see the flaws foisted on Puerto Rico. Without a constitutional framework men ramble and lose their way, their moral compass, but they more likely give up. I’m speaking of the Congress folk, the lawyers, the agencies, the people of Puerto Rico. Who have been applying bandages where surgery producing a whole system is begging!

        Read the territorial treaties 30min.

        Google Joint Publication 3-28 Defense Support of Civil Authorities as it guides us incrementally through the mind field of.unified power of the DoD and state civil authority with this disaster.

        It’s a freaking disaster of greater proportions than 20 Maria’s. The corruption is obvious. It’s obvious and “we” created it for them.

        Insane.

        Oh. Finish with Title 10 and 32, United States Code.

        Trump has to tread very carefully here. If it worsens the Gov will have to request fill federal help with Puerto Rico’s civil collapse placing DOD in the lead.

        This is what mayor Cruz is ignorantly pushing!

        dtic.mil/doctrine/new_pubs/jp3_28.pdf

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    • John says:

      Anyone who’s done business in Puerto Rico will tell you this as well. My family is from PR and most left for obvious reasons. The people are good folks, overall at least, but the government is utterly incompetent and corrupt. They’d better off letting 5th graders run the country.

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  20. jmclever says:

    Apparently, anyonecan but a shirt like the San Juan mayor’s from Amazon
    https://www.amazon.com/Help-Us-Are-Dying-Shirt/dp/B07633NCCW?th=1&psc=1#

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