San Juan Mayor Cruz on ‘Big Mouth’ Trump: ‘He’s Taken All of His Anger out on Puerto Rico’ (Mediaite)
President Donald Trump took to his Twitter account Thursday morning to tell Puerto Rico that it won’t be receiving federal aid “forever” and that the island was a “disaster” before Hurricane Maria hit. Later, CNN’s Jim Acosta reported that those tweets were directly aimed at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, as Trump feels she continued to be too critical of the federal response to the devastating storm.
Following the tweets, Cruz responded via Twitter by calling Trump the “hater in chief” and stating that the Puerto Rican people will not be left to die. Thursday evening, she appeared on CNN and explained to anchor Don Lemon that Trump is treating Puerto Rico differently than the rest of the United States.