Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, lashed out at the Trump administration, criticising its relief effort in the wake of two hurricanes. She said: ‘What we are going to see is something close to a genocide.’ But Donald Trump used Twitter to say: ‘Such poor leadership ability by the mayor of San Juan and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.’ The situation in Puerto Rico remains dire as residents face shortages of food, water and fuel. The electric grid was badly damaged by the two storms, leaving many without power.