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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‘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.
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.
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.’
‘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.