FEMA chief blasted for calling Puerto Rico mission ‘most logistically challenging event the US has ever seen’

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long faced backlash on Sunday for calling the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico "the most logistically challenging event the United States has ever seen."

"I would like him to rephrase that completely," Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzState probes of Google, Facebook to test century-old antitrust laws Trump's sinking polls embolden Democrats to play hardball Hundreds of Bahamians told to leave evacuation ship headed to US: report MORE (D-Hawaii) tweeted, referring to Long's statement. 

 

 

"Why do Trump administration officials feel the need to say stuff like this? What about invasion of D-Day? Landing on the moon? Etc. Etc.," The Washington Post's fact-checker columnist Glenn Kessler said in a tweet on Sunday. 

 

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough also slammed Long's comments, which he called "ignorant" and "self-absorbed."

 

Long made the comments on "Fox News Sunday," saying, "We have been moving and pushing as fast as the situation allows. Every day we make progress, every day we have some set backs." 

Aid, including food and water, has been slow to reach people on the U.S. territory in the wake of the storm, which slammed the island last month.