President Trump dropped the hammer on San Juan Mayor Cruz Wednesday as a new hurricane heads for the island.
Cruz ripped Trump earlier telling him to get out of the way and you just knew Trump would hit back.
Trump lit into Puerto Rico calling it one of the “most corrupt places on earth.” Look, the island is rife with corruption – we all saw the photos of the donated water just sitting in the field and we have seen the recent arrests.
“Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth. Their political system is broken and their politicians are either Incompetent or Corrupt. Congress approved Billions of Dollars last time, more than anyplace else has ever gotten, and it is sent to Crooked Pols. No good!” Trump wrote in a pair of tweets.
“And by the way, I’m the best thing that’s ever happened to Puerto Rico!” he added.
From The New York Post:
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz told President Trump to “get out of the way” Tuesday — saying his opinion is not welcome in Puerto Rico — after he tweeted about Tropical Storm Dorian and the nation’s disaster relief spending.
“Wow! Yet another big storm heading to Puerto Rico,” Trump said. “Will it ever end? Congress approved 92 Billion Dollars for Puerto Rico last year, an all time record of its kind for ‘anywhere.’”
Cruz, a longtime critic of the president, responded to his comments during an appearance on CNN.
“The president continues to express lies because the truth really does not suit him,” Cruz said, calling Trump’s “92 Billion Dollar” claim false.
“We are not going to be concerned by his behavior, his lack of understanding,” she added. “It’s not $92 billion, it is close to $42 billion…and still, things have not worked appropriately.”
Trump fired off his tweet on Tuesday morning as Tropical Storm Dorian was barreling through the Caribbean and towards Puerto Rico. It was expected to reach the island nation by Wednesday — possibly as a Category 1 hurricane.
Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth. Their political system is broken and their politicians are either Incompetent or Corrupt. Congress approved Billions of Dollars last time, more than anyplace else has ever gotten, and it is sent to Crooked Pols. No good!….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2019
I said yesterday that Trump needs to be quite, “calm down” get out of the way and make way for those of us who are actually doing the work on the ground. Maybe Trump will understand this time around THIS IS NOT ABOUT HIM; THIS IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS; THIS IS ABOUT SAVING LIVES. https://t.co/uy5dZY9uwY
— Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) August 28, 2019