Trump Rebuked for Lashing Out at San Juan Mayor Who Criticized Govt Aid Efforts

by Jessica Corbett – “Doesn’t matter if you’re desperate and dying—if Trump feels criticized, he will lash out,” noted one critic after the president tweeted about Puerto Rico. President Donald Trump is under fire Saturday morning for lashing out on Twitter at the mayor of San Juan, who on Friday raised major concerns about the Trump administration’s slow action and misleading commentary regarding Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico. In a series of tweets, the president purported that unidentified Democrats had told the Puerto Rican official “you must be nasty to Trump.” He also claimed “the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico” had demonstrated “poor leadership ability.” The backlash on social media was swift. Speaking to CNN on Friday, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin had expressed shock at the Trump’s administration claims that Puerto Rico’s recovery from the devastating hurricane is “a good news story,” and made headlines for saying: “When you’re drinking from...

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