Former Obama speechwriter calls Trump ‘f------ dolt’ for Puerto Rico response
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Jon Favreau, a former speechwriter for President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaRepublicans bail on Coffman to invest in Miami seat Five takeaways from the first North Dakota Senate debate Live coverage: Heitkamp faces Cramer in high-stakes North Dakota debate MORE, fired back on Saturday at President Trump's tweet telling Puerto Rico residents not to believe the so-called "fake news" media, calling the president a "f------ dolt."

"They're not watching the news because they no longer have televisions, power, or homes, you f------ dolt," Favreau tweeted.

In a series of tweets spanning Saturday, Trump defended his administration's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and accused the media of downplaying — and even undermining — relief efforts on the island.

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Trump came under scrutiny this week over his administration's relief efforts in Puerto Rico, which were ramped up Thursday, more than a week after Hurricane Maria struck the island.

Most residents remain without power, and necessities like food and fuel are scarce. Trump is set to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday.