Appearing on TBN Saturday, President Donald Trump blasted San Juan’s mayor for not being “capable” while praising the Las Vegas gunman’s intelligence.
Trump’s remarks came during a lengthy interview with Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and father of Trump’s press secretary, on his TBN show Saturday.
When asked about the relief effort in Puerto Rico, Trump wasted no time to slam Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, whom he attacked last weekend on Twitter but brushed off during his visit to the battered island, as “not a capable person.”
“We have the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, who didn’t attend meetings, who didn’t work with FEMA, who really did not do a very good job — in fact, did a very poor job,” Trump said. “And she was the lone voice that we saw — and of course that’s the only voice the media wanted to talk to, and she’s running for governor, big surprise.”
On the other hand, the president praised the response by Las Vegas police to the mass shooting that left 58 people dead and hundreds more wounded — and he was apparently impressed by the gunman, as well.
“This was a sick person, but probably smart,” Trump said. “And he had cameras, but (police) got there so quickly, and they really did — and they have to be given credit.”
Watch the interview below: