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Trump Attacks Mayor Of San Juan While Puerto Ricans Die

Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday to blast San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, calling her ‘nasty’ and also said the American citizens in Puerto Rico expect handouts.

Trump tweeted: ‘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.’

‘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.’

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Cruz responded to Trump’s comments this morning telling Joy Reid on MSNBC: ‘Actually, I was asking for help. I wasn’t saying anything nasty about the president, but don’t take my word for it.

‘General Buchanan, a three-star general, has said as one of the first comments that he has made about the Puerto Rico situation, that he doesn’t have enough troops and he doesn’t have enough equipment of what he needs to get the situation under control.’

In his first tweet after Hurricane Maria devastated the US territory, Trump brought up how the country still owed money to Wall Street.

The county is in $73 billion of debt but less than a quarter of that debt is owned by hedge funds. According to CNN Money, the rest is held by individuals and mutual fund i.e. Main Street America.

Today he criticized the efforts of the Puerto Rican people and Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. On Friday, she pleaded with the federal government to send more resources to Puerto Rico.

Cruz said in several TV interviews that the lack of an efficient response by the US military and government was going to cost people’s lives.

White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino Jr tweeted that Cruz was dramatizing the situation in Puerto Rico because she did not like the president before the storm.

He screenshotted tweets in Spanish that were critical of the president, writing: ‘San Juan, PR Mayor has been hating on @realDonaldTrump long before he was our President. I’m not surprised by the show she is putting on…’

Trump will visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday with the First Lady. He also said he would try to stop by the US Virgin Islands, saying people there are ‘working hard.’

He continued in his rant: ‘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.’

‘The military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an amazing job. Puerto Rico was totally destroyed.’

He then went on to criticize news coverage of the devastation from the category five hurricane.

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