Copy-Trump blames San Juan mayor, Democrats over Puerto Rico response

Marsha Scott
October 2, 2017

On Saturday, he lashed out at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and said she had been complimentary to him on his efforts until Democrats approached her and then she began making politically-motivated attacks against him.

In a series of tweets on Saturday morning, Trump suggested the mayor had been told "to be nasty to Trump" by his Democratic opposition. On Friday, San Juan's mayor pleaded for more help; "If anybody out there is listening, we are dying". I am begging. Begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying.

"Maybe from where she's standing it's a good news story", Cruz said. Though the likes of Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Evans, and John Legend all tweeted their disgust, the most passionate response of all came from Miranda, whose parents are from Puerto Rico.

On Friday, Trump bragged to reporters, "It's been incredible, the results we've had with respect to loss of life", and referenced Puerto Rico's debt several times.

Lady Gaga has joined other celebrities in criticising Donald Trump after he slammed the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital city San Juan over claims of a slow USA response to the storm-hit island.

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of CT rained hell on Donald Trump on Saturday morning, saying the president's attacks on Puerto Rico from his "opulent golf resort" should not be "normalized".

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"Actually, I was asking for help", Cruz said.

It has also made it hard to get food, water and fuel around the island.

However, Puerto Rico is still facing a humanitarian crisis, and many of its people remain without power and water.

Days after Hurricane Maria decimated the island of Puerto Rico, there are signs of recovery.

That official, Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, called the situation in Puerto Rico, "a good news story". It's hurricane relief. These people need help.

Trump has pledged to spare no effort to help Puerto Rico recover from Maria's ruinous aftermath, and tweeted that military personnel and first responders have done "an unbelievable job", despite having "no electric, roads, phones etc".

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