She is the lone hero amidst misery all around across Puerto Rico’s capital city. San Juan mayor, Carmen Yulin Cruz, has been working every minute and every second of the entire day for the last several weeks.
Now instead of praising her hard work to take care of her people and the sacrifices she is making while President Donald Trump and many politicians from mainland US sit in their cushy armchairs and make long and fiery speeches. Puerto Rico, a US territory has been hit hard by not one but two hurricanes within a few weeks’ time.
Much of the US territory remains inundated by water even ten days after Hurricane Maria began to crash into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm. More than a week after the hurricane hit the US territory, it is still dealing with a humanitarian crisis as millions remain without electricity and water, and limited access to gas and cash.
Latest reports suggest that Puerto Rico is still under a flash flood watch until late Sunday because of the predicted rain, which could be between 2 and 4 inches each day, the National Weather Service said.
While misery seems to be all around in this Godforsaken US territory, President Trump is attacking the mayor of the territory’s capital city. President Trump reportedly started attacking San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Saturday morning in a war of words over recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria smashed into the U.S. territory.
Very mercurial Trump who seems to be attacking almost everyone around, lashed at Carmen Yulin Cruz in a series of tweets for criticizing his administration’s hurricane response. The mayor has accused his administration of “killing us with the inefficiency.” The president responded by citing what he calls “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.”
In a tweet President Trump said, “they want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.”
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) September 28, 2017
.@USCG crews worked together with the @RedCross, @fema, and members of local #police, #fire and #government to distribute disaster #relief supplies, food rations and #water in Rio Grande, #PuertoRico, yesterday, following #Hurricane #Maria. Full video https://t.co/4NtrRuY0HQ pic.twitter.com/QVcmuvBdpt
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) September 30, 2017
— Karen (@kyungkarenmend1) September 30, 2017
If that was not enough, the President went on to add, that hurricane “totally destroyed” Puerto Rico and that “the military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an amazing job.” He went on to say that the mayor was “very complimentary only a few days ago,” but “has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump.”
San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz has taken on Trump administration for rather slow response despite the horrific devastation wrought upon the entire territory by the category 4 hurricane. She has accused the Trump administration of inefficiency as the federal government continues to render aid to an island devastated by Hurricane Maria. She has also pushed back on White House messaging about the Puerto Rico aid effort, which was described as a “good news story” by acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke.