San Juan Mayor Blasts Trump for ‘Despicable’ Comments About ‘Success’ of Puerto Rico Hurricane Response
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz spoke to Chris Matthews tonight to respond to President Donald Trump‘s claims of success in the federal government’s response to the hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico.
While talking about Hurricane Florence today, Trump was asked about potential lessons learned from Puerto Rico. Trump actually said the response to Puerto Rico was an “unsung success” and “one of the best jobs that’s ever been done.”
Cruz first took to Twitter to say if Trump thinks 2975 people dead is considered part of a successful response, “God help us all.”
Success? Federal response according to Trump in Puerto Rico a success? If he thinks the death of 3,000 people os a success God help us all.
— Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) September 11, 2018
When she called into Hardball tonight, she told Matthews that Trump’s comments were “despicable”:
“It just goes to the lack of understanding of reality that he has,” she said. “This was never about politics. He’s talking about unsung praise. Well, you know, nobody’s singing his praises.”
The call briefly cut out, but when it reconnected she continued on to say that the crisis is not over yet.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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