As Puerto Rico reels, Trump attacks San Juan mayor and plays golf
Can you picture you and your family separated, devastated, and fatigued? American citizens of Puerto Rico can. The Caribbean island prays for hurricane relief as they still battle the devastating effects of hurricane Maria.
Many Americans are still left without electricity, water, and refuge. Over three million people were affected by the category 5 storm.
Federal relief aid was sent out ASAP to Texas and the other states that were impacted by the slew of hurricanes that hit the US. Yet, it seems that there has been some struggle to get Puerto Rico the help it needs.
Someone is choking the line of supply needed to help the tiny country. Elaine Duke, acting homeland security secretary, finally surveilled the island nine days after Maria hit on September 20.
Duke said that the federal relief effort was a “good news story.” This statement was an obvious oversight as mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz expressed the lack of effort in a news conference,
“We are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency. I am begging, begging anyone that can hear us, to save us from dying.”
Peep the news conference below:
San Juan mayor: "I cannot fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world cannot figure out the logistics for a small island…" pic.twitter.com/R1N0xDT0fz
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 29, 2017
In response to Cruz’s comments, President Trump did the only thing he knows how to do. He used his sticky and unsanitized Twitter fingers on Saturday to only make matters worse. Eighteen tweets were dished out by the Cheeto Jesus.
This has become a humanitarian crisis. Tweeting and playing golf should not be how you express your worry for a country that is a part of our nation.
Yes, Trump took a trip to the Bedminster golf course in New Jersey this past Friday instead of heading to the devastated island.
On the taxpayers’ dime, this guy is taking leisure trips.
A very huge and disappointing decision (Trump voice). While Cruz sleeps on a cot and focuses on saving Puerto Rican lives, Trump thought it was a good decision to play golf instead of showing support to the island. Trump won’t be landing on the island until Tuesday.
Children on the island will miss school for weeks, people can’t even get cellular phone service to reach their loved ones, and this it what the president is doing.
According to WTOC in a response to Trump’s actions, Lt. Gen Russel Honore, who headed the military relief effort following Hurricane Katrina, said,”The mayor is living on a cot. I hope the president has a good day at golf.”
All due respect, but this should not be the attitude of someone who is “the leader of the free world.”
Mayor Cruz is a true leader.
I know I’ve forgotten in this shitstorm of an administration but this is what leadership looks like. Can anyone even imagine that gigantic orange turd wading through dirty water with a bullhorn to get ppl out of their homes?? #whatleadersdo #carmenyulincruz #sanjuan #sanjuanpuertorico #puertorico #andwhatabouttheUSVI
Soon enough, Anti-President Trump ate his words tweeting, “We must all be united in offering assistance to everyone suffering in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the wake of this terrible disaster.”
This is a time Americans need to band together. Don’t let anyone divide us.