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Trump Tweets He’s Doing a ‘Great Job’ In Puerto Rico, Instantly Gets Torched


Trump Tweets He’s Doing a ‘Great Job’ In Puerto Rico, Instantly Gets Torched

President Donald Trump began Sunday with a flurry of tweets praising his administration’s response to the disastrous situation in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

“We have done a great job with the almost impossible situation in Puerto Rico. Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates, he tweeted.

He continued: “…people are now starting to recognize the amazing work that has been done by FEMA and our great Military. All buildings now inspected…..

“…for safety. Thank you to the Governor of P.R. and to all of those who are working so closely with our First Responders. Fantastic job!”

Of course, Trump’s claims are false. CNN, for instance, quoted the governor of Puerto Rico as saying that some areas of the island remain basically isolated, casting doubt on Trump’s claim that “all buildings now inspected.”

His tweets were also in contrast to some of those he wrote Saturday in which he assailed the mayor of San Juan and the news media — and seemingly mocked the population of Puerto Rico as lazy.

“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,” he tweeted Saturday.

On sunday, San Juan’s mayor pushed back against the president.

Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz rejected the president’s notion she was not coordinating with FEMA. “I was in FEMA the — a couple of days afterwards, when they were at the San Juan Marriott. I was invited to visit and we have been communicating ever since,” she told George Stephanopoulos.

Cruz added: “I know the good heart of the American people and I know that when a mayday sound goes off, they come to the rescue. They did it in Haiti. They did it in Africa. They’ve done it all over the world, we just want it to be done here, in a Caribbean nation that has 3.5 million U.S. citizens.”

Twitter users also responded to Trump’s outrageous claims, and they were brutal.

Take a look at Trump’s tweets and the responses below:

Twitter wasn’t buying it. Here are some of the responses:

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