San Juan Mayor Torches ‘Hater-In-Chief’ Donal Trump After He Threatened To Pull Federal Help
In a blistering response to Donald Trump’s comments that he may pull back federal relief workers from Puerto Rico, the mayor of San Juan slammed the bombastic president, calling him the “Hater in Chief.”
“We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!” Trump tweeted Thursday, effectively threatening to abandon the U.S. territory amid a staggering humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
His tweet prompted the following response from Carmen Yulín Cruz:
@POTUS your comments about Puerto Rico are unbecoming of a Commander in Chief they seem more to come from a “Hater in Chief”.
— Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) October 12, 2017
Earlier Thursday, Cruz blasted Trump for his remarks, saying he is “incapable of fulfilling the moral imperative to help the people of Puerto Rico.”
Cruz has been one of the strongest critics of the Trump administration’s response to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory last month.
Trump attacked Cruz on Twitter in late September, saying she had been “nasty” to him and accusing her of showing “poor leadership ability.”
After Trump visited Puerto Rico last week, Cruz blasted him for lacking “common courtesy” and called him the “miscommunicator-in-chief.”
Currently, 83 percent of Puerto Ricans still have no power, according to the government’s online tracker.