Trump Demolished By Mayor Of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Carmen Yulin Cruz campaign headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz is speaking out in the wake of Trump’s ludicrous claims that Hurricane Maria relief efforts were “an incredible, unsung success.”

As the Carolinas brace for the impact of life-threatening Hurricane Florence Trump has been singing songs of praise about relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria which devastated Puerto Rico late last year, killing nearly 3000 people as per the latest figures released last month.

Thursday morning, Trump took to his twitter account to deny that massive death toll, claiming without any evidence that Democrats has made up that figure “to make me look as bad as possible.”

“3,000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths,” Trump tweeted. “As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3,000.”

“This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico. If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics,” Trump added in a second tweet.

This tweet comes in the wake of controversy raging around remarks he made on Tuesday, again praising Hurricane Maria relief efforts.

As per CNN:

“I think Puerto Rico was incredibly successful,” Trump said Tuesday in the Oval Office, noting that the island location is “tough” during a hurricane due to the inability to transport vital equipment and supplies by truck. “It was one of the best jobs that’s ever been done with respect to what this is all about.”

Continuing, CNN reported that “San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, a vocal critic of the administration’s handling of the storm, has cast blame on the federal government for failing to provide adequate assistance in the aftermath of the storm, and she slammed Trump’s assertion Tuesday.”

“In a humanitarian crisis, you should not be grading yourself. You should not be just having a parade of self-accolades. You should never be content with everything we did. I’m not content with everything I did, I should have done more. We should all have done more,” Cruz told CNN’s Anderson Cooper later Tuesday evening.

“But the President continues to refuse to acknowledge his responsibility, and the problem is that if he didn’t acknowledge it in Puerto Rico, God bless the people of South Carolina and the people of North Carolina,” Cruz added.


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