Puerto Rico's governor to Trump: 'We are not your adversaries, we are your citizens'

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló responded Tuesday to President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussian sanctions will boomerang States, cities rethink tax incentives after Amazon HQ2 backlash A Presidents Day perspective on the nature of a free press MORE's latest attacks on the island by telling the president that "we are not your adversaries, we are your citizens."

In a string of tweets, Rosselló also asked Trump to "stop spreading misinformation" about disaster funding allocated to Puerto Rico and asked Congress to "take action."

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"Mr. President: STOP spreading misinformation! #PuertoRico has not received $91b (only 300M in permanent work). It's not "us" vs "them". It's about Americans in need," Rosselló tweeted in response to Trump saying that Puerto Rico has received $91 billion for hurricane relief funding. 

The island has only received about $11 billion, according to The Washington Post.

"Yes, we are wonderful people: we have weaved American Flag, the fabric of our nation, with our sacrifice and valor fighting in every war since WWI. We are Americans, we are your citizens. Puerto Ricans ARE American farmers! American teachers! American citizens! American everything!" Rosselló continued.

"@SenateGOP, @SenateDems - I urge you, take action on your commitment and empathy to Americans in need. Mr. President, once again, we are not your adversaries, we are your citizens," he added.

Rosselló's response comes after Trump was critical of Puerto Rico's government and politicians in several tweets Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

Late Monday, Trump on Twitter criticized Democrats for voting against a GOP disaster aid bill, legislation that Democrats said didn’t go far enough to help Puerto Rico. Trump added that Puerto Rico was allocated enough relief money while also calling the island territory a “mess” and saying its government “can’t do anything right.”

On Tuesday, Trump said politicians in Puerto Rico "complain & ask for more money" and added that those politicians "are grossly incompetent, spend the money foolishly or corruptly, & only take from USA.”