Trump Is Getting Slammed For Saying Puerto Rican Officials “Want Everything To Be Done For Them”

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Trump Is Getting Slammed For Saying Puerto Rican Officials “Want Everything To Be Done For Them”

San Juan's Mayor called for more federal support from Washington D.C.

Published September 30, 2017

Donald Trump is attacking San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz for criticizing Washington’s response to the disaster in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Irma.

  1. In a series of early-morning tweets by the president, from his New Jersey golf club, he lashed out at the mayor and said his administration is “doing a fantastic job.”

    “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,” he began. “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.”

  2. Puerto Rico is still in heavy disarray, but on Saturday and even previously, Trump claimed it was the country’s fault for not being better prepared and suggested that they were being lazy. “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.”

    Ms. Cruz replied to Trump’s nasty tweets and said she would not be distracted by “small comments” and told MSNBC, “Actually, I was asking for help. I wasn’t saying anything nasty about the president.”

    Trump also slammed what he calls the “fake news media” for trying to mislead the public about the relief effort, even though it’s been over a week and recovery has been severely neglected. “To the people of Puerto Rico: Do not believe the #FakeNews!#PRStrong.”

    Let’s just say Twitter had a myriad of responses to Trump’s latest blunders with many pointing out that Puerto Rico can’t even receive news because of their current lack of power and WiFi access.

    See Trump’s tweets and the response to them below.

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Written by Paul Meara

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