Trump calls his Puerto Rico critics 'ingrates'

Trump calls his Puerto Rico critics 'ingrates'

Trump calls his Puerto Rico critics 'ingrates'

President Donald Trump is criticizing the media and praising his administration's response to Hurricane Maria in a battered Puerto Rico.

As for her own response to Puerto Rico's hurricane devastation, Kim has called the disaster heartbreaking, promised to give her personal money to help those impacted, and asked her 55 million Twitter followers to donate as well.

The Vermont lawmaker says on CNN that Trump's tweeting from his "fancy golf club" in New Jersey attacking San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz "is unspeakable".

Trump fired back at Cruz in a tweet, accusing her of "poor leadership" and saying some Puerto Ricans "want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort".

On her Twitter account, Dweck posted a carefully posed publicity photograph of the Trump family at the luxurious Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida with the flawless caption, "They want everything done for them".

In his Saturday morning tweetstorm, Trump claimed Cruz had been ordered by the Democrats to "be nasty to Trump", that her people expected everything to be done for them and that any criticism was tantamount to insulting the first responders. In addition, 11 highways have been cleared, 70% of ports and 60% of gas stations are operating, and half of the grocery and big box stores are open, the release said.

"The problem that we have with the mayor unfortunately is that unity of command is ultimately what's needed to be successful in this response", Long told CNN's Fredricka Whitfield.

Pressed on the tweet, the governor said the president's words were not aimed at Puerto Rican citizens.

A man carrying a water container walks next to damaged houses after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Canovanas Puerto Rico on Sept. 26 2017
Trump calls his Puerto Rico critics 'ingrates'

Coffins that were washed downhill from the Lares Municipal Cemetery by a landslide are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Lares, Puerto Rico, September 30, 2017.

In a separate tweet, he added, "She (Cruz) has been working 24/7".

And author Stephen King, who has already managed to get himself blocked by Trump on Twitter, marveled at the president's ability to take any topic, no matter how life-and-death, and make it about himself.

It comes after the Mayor of San Juan made a desperate plea for federal help.

She also said now is the time to show our "true colors". She also said residents need to focus on saving lives and "cannot be distracted by anything else".

"When the president gets attacked, he attacks back, and I think the mayor's comments were unfair given what the federal government has done", Mnuchin told host Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press". "But we're sending people to help and it's getting better on a daily basis", said Trump.

Trump, in a tweet earlier this week, first linked the expense of the recovery effort with Puerto Rico's inability to repay more than $70 billion in debt owed to Wall Street.

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