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San Juan Mayor To Trump: Get Out Of The Way, Let The People Who Can Do The Job Get The Job Done

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San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz on Tuesday told President Trump to “get out of the way and let the people who can do the job get the job done,” as a tropical storm descends on Puerto Rico.

“It seems like some people have learned the lessons of the past or are willing to say that they didn’t do right by us the first time and they’re trying to do their best. That is not the case with the president of the United States,” Cruz said on CNN Tuesday.

“We are not going to be concerned by frankly his behavior, his lack of understanding, and it is ludicrous. Three thousand Puerto Ricans did not open their eyes this morning because this racist man did not have it within him to do his job. So get out of the way, President Trump, and let the people who can do the job get the job done.”

She added: “We say to the president of the United States, ‘will his lie end? Will that ever end? Will his racism and his vindictive behavior towards the people of Puerto Rico ever end?’” she asked. “This is not how a president behaves, this is not how a human behaves in the face of adversity.”

Cruz’s comments come after the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday it plans to divert funds from non-immigration agencies within the department, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund, to boost its capacities at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Watch the clip below, via CNN:

Despite the ongoing feud with Washington, Cruz said Tuesday San Juan is much better prepared for the incoming storm, which is expected to be upgraded to a Category One hurricane.

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