President Donald Trump criticized Puerto Rico on Wednesday as Tropical Storm Dorian threatened to descend on the island.
“Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth. Their political system is broken and their politicians are either Incompetent or Corrupt. Congress approved Billions of Dollars last time, more than anyplace else has ever gotten, and it is sent to Crooked Pols. No good!” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter. “
And by the way, I’m the best thing that’s ever happened to Puerto Rico!” he wrote. Source: Trump unloads on ‘corrupt’ Puerto Rico as Tropical Storm Dorian threatens island — San Juan mayor tells him to ‘calm down’
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, a vocal critic of the White House, told President Trump to “get out of the way” as a tropical storm descends on Puerto Rico.
“It seems like some people have learned the lessons of the past or are willing to say that they didn’t do right by us the first time and they’re trying to do their best. That is not the case with the president of the United States,” Cruz said on CNN on Tuesday.
“We are not going to be concerned by, frankly, his behavior, his lack of understanding, and it is ludicrous. Three thousand Puerto Ricans did not open their eyes this morning because this racist man did not have it within him to do his job. So get out of the way, President Trump, and let the people who can do the job get the job done.”
Source: San Juan mayor tells Trump to ‘get out of the way’ as storm bears
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump bashed a Puerto Rico mayor as “incompetent” as the island — which is still recovering from back-to-back hurricanes in 2017 — is bracing for Tropical Storm Dorian.
Trump wrote in a tweet Wednesday that he is closely tracking the tropical storm “as it heads, as usual, to Puerto Rico.”
“FEMA and all others are ready, and will do a great job,” he continued. “When they do, let them know it, and give them a big Thank You – Not like last time. That includes from the incompetent Mayor of San Juan!”
The tropical storm is expected to hit both Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Wednesday, and will likely continue to Florida as a hurricane.
Source: ‘Incompetent’: Trump bashes Puerto Rico mayor as island braces for Tropical Storm Dorian