The Mayor of San Juan, PR Let Loose on Donald Trump in a Series of Tweets After He Falsely Accused Her of Mismanaging Relief Funds
In a series of tweets, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz responded to President Donald Trump after he characterized her as "crazed," said that Puerto Rican politicians are “incompetent or corrupt” and falsely claimed that Puerto Rico has been “already been scheduled to receive more hurricane relief funding than any ‘place’ in history" following 2017's Hurricane Maria.
Cruz promised to call the president out on "every lie, every hypocrisy and every ill fated action against the people of Puerto Rico," adding that even his "insensitive, incapable, and vindictive" nature won't allow him to escape the death of 3,000 on his watch."
Mayor of San Juan, PR Just Ripped Trump to Shreds for Claiming the Death Toll in Puerto Rico Was a Political Ploy By Democrats
In two tweets, President Donald Trump, without providing evidence, denied that 3,000 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. He also claimed that the "really large numbers" that news outlets have reported are the work of a Democrat-led conspiracy.
"Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!" the president said, in part.
The Mayor of San Juan Just Eviscerated Donald Trump For Claiming His Hurricane Response in Puerto Rico Was a 'Success'
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz criticized President Donald Trump after he claimed his administration's efforts in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria "is one of the best jobs that has ever been done."
"If he thinks the death of 3,000 people os [sic] a success God help us all," Cruz said in part.
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz of Puerto Rico, engaged in heated banter on Twitter Wednesday with the small Montana energy firm awarded a $300 million no-bid contract to restore power to the island devastated by Hurricane Maria.
Last month, the Trump administration awarded Whitefish Energy Holdings the contract to restore Puerto Rico's power grid. But that decision invited controversy as the island still struggles to provide power to more than 75% of residents. Hurricane Maria hit on September 20.
At the end of last night’s season premiere of The Simpsons, the animated characters reappeared on screen in a serious, silent tag about the real-world crisis unfolding in Puerto Rico. A five-second still image depicted the Springfield cast holding up the Puerto Rican flag in support of the Hurricane-ravaged island, while the mother Marge held up a sign that read “UNIDO,” which is Spanish for “united.”
This comes after criticism of President Trump’s delayed and unsympathetic responses to the crisis occurring on American soil. Carmen Yulin Cruz, mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital city of San Juan, made a public plea over the weekend for federal aid, while blasting Trump and his administration for a lack of response.