During today’s Meet the Press panel on President Trump‘s response to Puerto Rico, Joy Reid blasted the President over his attacks on the mayor of San Juan.
Trump has been criticizing Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz in response to her speaking out to blast the federal government response to the crisis in Puerto Rico.
Reid told Chuck Todd that Trump is “just being himself” and doing this because he shares the viewpoint of his supporters on this:
“It is interesting that Donald Trump’s reflex is to say that a woman, a woman of color, you know, is an ingrate, or to attack, or to say the people of Puerto Rico essentially are too lazy to help themselves, want something from the federal government that they won’t provide to themselves. You know, he actually went on that tweetstorm, which was the most he had talked about Puerto Rico at all, a year to the day after he attacked Alicia Machado, the former Miss Universe. Donald Trump has a particular reflex to attack women, to attack women of color, and to signal boost to his base this idea that people of color are lazy and dependent and won’t do for themselves. He’s sharing that with a large portion of his base.”
Watch above, via NBC.
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