San Juan Mayor Says Trump Should Avoid Being ‘Miscommunicator-in-Chief’


San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz met with President Trump today days after the President slammed her on Twitter for her words of criticism over the Puerto Rico response efforts.

Cruz spoke with CNN’s Leyla Santiago this afternoon, saying she told the President “this is about saving lives, it’s not about politics.”

Santiago brought up comments President Trump made about the budget and the death toll in Puerto Rico compared to Hurricane Katrina. Cruz said, “It just goes to prove the lack of sensibility.”

She talked about her discussions with administration officials and what issues she brought to their attention. Cruz said she hopes the President will be able to help and address these concerns, but thinks his “style of communication” isn’t particularly helpful.

“I would hope that the President of the United States,” Cruz concluded, “stops spouting off comments that really hurt the people of Puerto Rico, because rather than Commander-in-Chief, he sort of becomes Miscommunicator-in-Chief.”

She took her praise of White House staff to Twitter afterwards:

Watch above, via CNN.

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