Carmen Yulín Cruz ain't having it.
Just yesterday we informed you guys of Donald Trump's visit to Puerto Rico where the President was seen throwing paper towels at a crowd and downplaying the events of Hurricane Maria by comparing it to Hurricane Katrina. Since his insensitive comments, the San Juan Mayor has come forward with her response to the matter.
Talking to CNN, Carmen Yulín Cruz says, "When I heard him say and I quote, 'Puerto Rico you have thrown our budget out of whack for all the money we have spent here.' It doesn't make you feel good. Again, this is about two things, it's about respect for the Puerto Rican people and about saving lives."
The Mayor was then asked if she thought Donald's visit to the island will help the devasted people, where she dodged a simple yes or no with: "I think his staff understands now and they have all the data they need," Carmen says. "But I would hope that the President of the United States stops spouting out comments that really hurt the people of Puerto Rico because rather than commander in chief he sort of becomes mis-communicator in chief."
In another interview with MSNBC, Carmen more specifically pointed out the "terrible view of him throwing paper towels." She says it does not embody the spirit of the American people. "That is not the land of the free and the home of the brave...beckon of democracy that people have learned to look up to across the world."
Carmen has been a runner-up as someone Donald has taken swipes at, alleging the mayor of taking a political angle in criticizing his administration's relief efforts. At yesterday's press conference on the island, Yalin said she approached Donald and told him, "Mr. President this is about saving lives. It's not about politics."
During his press speech Donald praised Puerto Rico Government Ricardo Rosselló for not "playing politics" adding, "I just want to tell you that right from the beginning this governor was not playing politics, he was giving us the highest grades." The comment was a clear target to Carmen.
Afer his visit to Puerto Rico, Donald took to Twitter to comment on the "fake news." His first tweet reads, "A great day in Puerto Rico yesterday. While some of the news coverage is Fake, most showed great warmth and friendship." Followed up by, "Wow, so many Fake News stories today. No matter what I do or say, they will not write or speak truth. The Fake News Media is out of control!"
A great day in Puerto Rico yesterday. While some of the news coverage is Fake, most showed great warmth and friendship.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2017
Wow, so many Fake News stories today. No matter what I do or say, they will not write or speak truth. The Fake News Media is out of control!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2017