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Donald Trump to Puerto Rico After Slamming Mayor: Don’t Believe The ‘Fake News’

Time logo Time 9/30/2017 Lisa Marie Segarra
A house torn apart by Hurricane Maria on Friday Sept. 29, 2017 in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Many of the American island territory's more than 3 million residents are still without electricity, gas and water. President Trump is scheduled to tour the devastation in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Photograph by Andres Kudacki (@andreskudacki )for TIME © Andres Kudacki for TIME A house torn apart by Hurricane Maria on Friday Sept. 29, 2017 in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Many of the American island territory's more than 3 million residents are still without electricity, gas and water. President Trump is scheduled to tour the devastation in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Photograph by Andres Kudacki (@andreskudacki )for TIME

President Donald Trump did an about-face Saturday when he praised officials in Puerto Rico after saying San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and others have “poor leadership ability.”

Over the span of numerous tweets Saturday afternoon, Trump complimented Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello and Congresswoman Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon of Puerto Rico and said the “Fake News Media” are working overtime and with Democrats.

“Despite the Fake News Media in conjunction with the Dems, an amazing job is being done in Puerto Rico. Great people!” Trump tweeted.

Trump continued to speak out against Cruz’s complaints, who pleaded for more help during a press conference Friday.

“Results of recovery efforts will speak much louder than complaints by San Juan Mayor. Doing everything we can to help great people of PR!” Trump tweeted.

Trump also said that FEMA and the military are doing great work in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The tweets came after Trump began facing criticism for his earlier tweets slamming Cruz and others saying “they want everything to be done for them.”

This article was originally published on TIME.com

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