Trump lashed out at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s mayor on Saturday morning.Getty Images/Pool
President Donald Trump kicked off the weekend by means of attacking the mayor of San Juan, who just lately begged the government to ship extra assist to Puerto Rico within the wake of Hurricane Maria.
“I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying,” Carmen Yulin Cruz, San Juan’s mayor, stated Friday morning. “If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency.”
Cruz additionally implied that Puerto Rico had gained way more assist from firms and personal entities than from the government.
“This is what we got last night: four pallets of water, three pallets of meals and 12 pallets of infant food — which I gave them to the people of Comerio, where people are drinking off a creek,” Cruz stated. “So I am done being polite. I am done being politically correct. I am mad as hell. So I am asking the members of the press, to send a mayday call all over the world. We are dying here.”
Trump replied in a while after, criticizing Cruz’s management skill in a Saturday morning tweetstorm. He made the remarks whilst staying at his golfing membership in Bedminster, New Jersey.
“The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump,” Trump stated on Twitter. “…Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help.”
Hurricane Maria left a lot of Puerto Rico’s three.four million US voters with out safe haven, water, energy, and different fundamental must haves.
“They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job,” Trump stated on Saturday. “The military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an amazing job. Puerto Rico was totally destroyed.”
Trump’s reaction to Cruz’s appeals for assist earned fast and sustained complaint, specifically from Democrats and celebrities, who blasted the president for attacking the mayor of a hurricane-ravaged town from the confines of his golfing direction.