Unless you have been living under a rock over the last 24 to 36 hours, then you have likely become aware that President Trump attacked the mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulín Cruz, after she criticized the federal government for their lack of response in Puerto Rico. On Friday, while claiming that the US government should be doing more to help her citizens, Cruz plead with the nation on national television, saying, “I am begging, begging, anyone who can hear us to save us from dying.”
Trump responded in usual fashion to someone who criticizes him or the White House, tweeting out the following, as he sat comfortably somewhere in his Bedminster, NJ luxury golf course and resort:
“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. 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. Fake News CNN and NBC are going out of their way to disparage our great First Responders as a way to “get Trump.” Not fair to FR or effort!”
Almost immediately following this series of tweets, an image of Cruz began to go viral. The image, as you can see below, shows the San Juan mayor trouncing through waist deep water as she tries to help the people of her city.
“Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan,” says Trump about the woman who’s seen here w/bullhorn, wading in waste-deep water,” wrote one twitter user.
“While the mayor San Juan wades thru waste deep water, awash in sewage, God Emperor Trump plays golf and attacks the Puerto Rican people,” wrote another Twitter user.
“I’d much rather stand with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz – even if it’s in waste-deep floodwaters. Trump is on the wrong side of history,” tweeted yet another Cruz supporter.
Clearly the President made a poor choice in attacking this woman in the midst of one of the worst natural disasters in US history. The problem, however, for Trump is that his tweets will forever be ingrained in the chronicles of history.
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