San Juan Mayor Fires Back At Trump, Calls Him "Hater In Chief"

The Mayor of Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz fired back at President Trump after he said the US response to the hurricane-ravaged island couldn’t last "forever.”

“It is not that you do not get it; you are incapable of fulfilling the moral imperative to help the people of PR,” Cruz tweeted Monday. “Shame on you!

And in a follow up tweet, she said Trump's "comments about Puerto Rico are unbecoming of a Commander in Chief they seem more to come from a “Hater in Chief”."

In a burst of tweet on Monday morning, Trump lashed out at the Puerto Rico recovery effort and said the federal response to the crisis in the U.S. territory couldn’t last “forever.”

"We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!" Trump tweeted. Trump also said the island’s debt and infrastructure problems were complicating recovery efforts.

The feud between the US President and the San Juan mayor has grown over the past weeks ago, when Cruz emerged as a strong critic of the Trump administration’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico, saying the federal government has been slow to provide needed aid. Trump attacked Cruz on Twitter in late September, saying she had been “nasty” to him and accusing her of showing “poor leadership ability.”

In an interview this week, Cruz said she doesn’t care about Trump’s attacks against her. "This isn’t about me or politics. I’m not going to be the face you see out there just giving you a box of food for the photo op," she told "I’m the face of the person who is going to make sure somebody gets that to you ... so like the last scene of Gone With the Wind — 'Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.'"

Meanwhile, for whatever reason, still only 17% of Puerto Ricans currently have power, according to the government’s online tracker.


MisterMousePotato PrezTrump Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:56 Permalink

At the end of its run, the television series, Little House on the Prairie, began replacing characters to keep the show going.All of a sudden, Nellie Oleson was gone, and 'Nancy' took her place.Neither the character nor the actress portraying Nancy were particularly compelling, but, in pertinent part, one of her trademark shticks was saying, "You HATE me!"For example:Nancy: Buy me a new Bugatti.Mr. Oleson: No. We can't afford it.Nancy: You HATE me!Why am I writing about this?

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Antifaschistische Bud Dry Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:45 Permalink

I'm going to have to side with the Mayor on this is Trump that doesn't get it.   Trump doesn't understand that PR has become a giant parasitic welfare state...and that they DO expect the real US to cover all their expenses for everything....and pay for all their infratructure....and all their healthcare....etc......this what happens in a welfare state....but Obama took us all to a new level.   in the not to distant past, people weren't proud of being welfare parasites.  Today, it's sort of a honor and a right.  The Mayor has obviously drank the kool-obama-aid.

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nsurf9 GUS100CORRINA Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:44 Permalink

As of Septermber 28th, Puerto Rico was full of all sorts of supplies to the point no new supplies could even be delivered to the port in San Juan.  However, only 20% of the truck drivers had returned to work. The San Juan Mayor (who was recently bought and paid-for by the US democrat deep state) and the island's own corruption - right down to its extorting trucking teamsters, are the problem.  And, that's what Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, Mayor of San Juan, should be compaining about. instead, we get just another f'ed up way to unfairly target President Trump - because it is THEIR OWN corruption (fueled and complicit with the state-side democrates) that is placing THEIR OWN innocent people in Puerto Rico at risk of dying. And, then they'll blame Trump.  When in fact, it will have been the democrates and the corrupt Puerto Rican's, themselves, who will have caused their deaths - just another push of the democrat revenge-agenda after losing the election(s).

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Yippie21 IH8OBAMA Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:34 Permalink

She, and her press (soap box ) remind me strongly of the Texas Governor candidate with the red shoes... the brave Wendy Davis!... who was going to be the tip of the spear of Texas turing Blue!  Yeah Democats!.... and the national media couldn't have piled on more because muh girl-power!.... and she lost.... bigly.

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ArithToddle IH8OBAMA Thu, 10/12/2017 - 14:35 Permalink

The "news" here is not the mayor's comments.  Commenters here are missing the intent of the mayor's actions.  The mayor is a pawn--she is being used to tie up Trump and distract from Vegas.  More focus and attention on PR means less spotlight on the Feebs rube goldberg op in Vegas.  Expect another incident shortly . . .

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lasvegaspersona knukles Thu, 10/12/2017 - 14:24 Permalink

She also callled him a "poopy doo doo" but retracted the comment when her staff said it wasn't "mayorial".What is she 12? Her island is "sinking into the ocean" yet she spit fights with the one guy who could help?Somewhere during Obama the country got the idea that one side had the answers and the other side were 'haters'.We'll see how this goes.

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