It’s not a secret that President Trump lacks the empathy gene, but his tirade of Tweets on Saturday have taken his narcissism to a whole new level.
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While upset that his administration has been heavily criticized for their slow action to help Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, #45 took to Twitter to slam San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. He claims the relief effort is successful and that the people of PR just “want everything done for them.”
Yes, you read that correctly. A white president just accused people of color of being lazy and wanting a handout.
“The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump,” the President tweeted from his lavish golf club in New Jersey, where he is spending the weekend.
“… Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.”
Mayor Cruz defended herself from the President’s erroneous attacks on AM Joy with Joy Reid. Cruz was clear: “I don’t have time for distractions” because “I’m trying to save lives.
Others jumped in to defend Cruz and trash the President:
As we previously reported, since the hurricane hit the Caribbean last week the majority of the 3.5 million American citizens on the island of PR are living without clean water, electricity, cell phone service or reliable medical care. While Trump has been slow to act or acknowledge the devastation, on Thursday he finally issued a temporary 10-day waiver that would overturn an outdated federal statue from 1920 that regulates commerce and shipping between U.S. ports.
By bypassing this restriction, he is making it easier for much-needed aid to reach the island.
Apparently Trump’s previous refusal was explained by his claim that “lots of shippers” were against the action to lift the Jones restrictions.