Trump's team defends him against San Juan's mayor

Trump's team defends him against San Juan's mayor
Posted at 10:57 AM, Oct 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-01 13:57:43-04

White House officials are defending President Donald Trump's attacks on the mayor of Puerto Rico's devastated capital city, and they say the administration is doing all it can to help victims of Hurricane Maria.

Budget director Mick Mulvaney says the public needs to "judge us by the actions, please" in terms of efforts to help Puerto Rico.

He says Trump was responding after San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz criticized him for not doing enough -- when in fact, Mulvaney says, "the progress is there, and the effort is there."

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says Cruz's comments were "unfair" and that "when the president gets attacked, he attacks back."

Mnuchin says the entire Trump administration is "very much focused" on helping Puerto Rico.