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US President Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico to take a look of the damage caused by Hurricane Maria. The Spanish newspaper labeled the decision of Trump to throw rolls of paper to the neighbors of Guaynabo - a municipality in the neighborhood of San Juan - as if they were basketball balls, as "rude".

The incident occurred during Trump's visit to a church where aid was being distributed.

He said: 'Now, I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you've thrown our budget a little out of whack'.

Moodys estimated that the recovery could cost as much as $95 billion, according to Reuters.

"Sixteen versus in the thousands", he said, comparing Maria's impact to that of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. "When someone is bothered by someone asking for water to drink, medicine for the sick and food for the hungry, that person has problems too deep to be explained in an interview", Cruz said solemnly.

While speaking to Puerto Ricans, Trump also mentioned Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney and brought up Puerto Rico's debt.

Trump had been criticized earlier for his lack of response and empathy for the people of Puerto Rico, which is a colony of the United States. About half do not have access to fresh drinking water.

Then last night, in an interview with Univision's Jorge Ramos, Cruz fired back at Trump not only with words, but with quite the epic t-shirt as well.

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'There's a lot of love in this room, a lot of love, ' Trump said.

"[The] operative question here is how many have died during the ensuring response, when they *could have been saved.* We don't yet know", wrote Jeremy Konyndyk, chief of foreign disaster assistance during the Obama administration on Twitter Tuesday following Trump's comments.

Later, Governor Ricardo Rossello announced the death toll had more than doubled.

"Him throwing paper towels and throwing provisions at people, it's really - it does not embody the spirit of the American nation, you know", she said.

The US President visited the US territory for the first time since it was battered by Hurricane Maria. Only 10.7 percent of the island's cell phone towers are working.

President Donald Trump had claimed in a tweet that Cruz was being told by Democrats to be nasty to him, after she begged for help for the residents of the USA territory in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Trump, who has feuded with the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital over the pace of the relief effort, claimed before leaving that even his critics were acknowledging "what a great job we have done".