San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Weighs In On Trump Attacks, Need For Puerto Rico Aid

San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. President Trump has criticized the leadership of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, for doing a "poor job" of bringing the island back to health after Hurricane Maria. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. President Trump has criticized the leadership of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, for doing a "poor job" of bringing the island back to health after Hurricane Maria. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Editor's Note: Due to a scheduling issue, this segment did not air on April 5 as planned.

A $13 billion disaster aid bill was held up this week in the Senate because of a fight over funding for Puerto Rico. Democrats have been pushing for more money for the island, a U.S. territory, as it recovers from Hurricane Maria, but President Trump has refused, criticizing the leadership of Puerto Rico for doing a "poor job" of bringing the island back to health.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz).

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