On Twitter, Trump attacks mayor of San Juan for ‘poor leadership’ amid deepening crisis


(Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

BRANCHBURG, N.J. — President Trump on Saturday indicted a mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, of demonstrating “poor leadership” amid a deepening predicament on a island that was devastated by Hurricane Maria.


Trump launched his personal conflict on Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz around a morning tweetstorm from his golf review during Bedminster, N.J., where he is spending a weekend. Cruz on Friday had criticized a Trump administration’s response to a hurricane, saying, “I am begging, vagrant anyone who can hear us to save us from dying.”

In a array of tweets, Trump suggested that a mayor was being manipulated by Democrats to “be nasty to Trump,” and he called on Cruz to have her internal officials do some-more to assistance a recovery.

Trump, who is scheduled to revisit Puerto Rico and presumably a U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday, has come underneath augmenting critique for his administration’s response to Maria. For days after a storm, Trump and his tip aides were mostly wordless as residents on a island struggled for food and H2O amid widespread energy outages.

The White House pronounced Trump will make calls to several Puerto Rico officials, including Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, on Saturday afternoon.

Since entrance underneath criticism, a boss has lashed out on amicable media. He blamed a island’s financial woes and bum infrastructure for a formidable liberation process. He also announced that efforts to yield food, H2O and medical caring were “doing well.”

In his tweets Saturday, Trump praised a troops and initial responders for “an extraordinary job.”

But a boss also lashed out during “fake news” radio networks, that he indicted of criticizing sovereign service workers as a approach to retaliate him politically.

Trump is expected to visit a President’s Cup golf contest Sunday in Jersey City before returning to Washington.


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