Local Puerto Rican Reacts to Trump's Tweets

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Actor Lin Manuel Miranda, who is of Puerto Rican descent and has rallied with other celebrities to contribute to the island's relief efforts, savaged Trump in a series of tweets he posted on Saturday.

"We have done a great job with the nearly impossible situation in Puerto Rico", the president tweeted early Sunday.

He's going after what he calls "politically motivated ingrates" and says "people are now starting to recognize the incredible work" by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the military.

He added, "All buildings now inspected.for safety". Thank you to the Governor of P.R. and to all of those working so closely with our First Responders.

Later in the day, he traveled from his golf course to the Presidents Cup golf tournament.

"It's been so slow that it's put lives in danger", said San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who responded to the president's tweets.

"Put what you got to a greater objective", the acclaimed musical composer wrote mere minutes before noticing Trump's tirade.


Schumer also criticized Trump for waiting almost two weeks to visit Puerto Rico, noting the president had traveled to Texas twice in that time when Harvey struck.

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.

"I don't have time for that".

"Puerto Ricans, that's 3.5 million American citizens, just like Texas, just like Florida", Miranda said Friday.

"It is unspeakable", Sen.

"It is unspeakable", Sanders told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union".

President Trump on Friday.


He continued: "We must all be united in offering assistance to everyone suffering in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the wake of this bad disaster". "We are here to help anyway we can".

Although Trump's tweets drew a measured response from Cruz herself on Saturday, they stirred a hornet's nest of criticism on social media.

"Maybe from where she's standing it's a good news story", Cruz said.

"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".

"She said that?" asked an incredulous Cruz during an interview with CNN.

"Neither will history. Neither will God". Trump added that the rebuilding effort should be funded and organized in a way that the local officials would have to work with federal authorities. "You have to be really careful about what you say, because a lot of things can be taken in the wrong context and I always want to be respectful; I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings". "Fantastic job!" he tweeted.

Representative Jim Himes, Democrat of CT, drew comparisons between Mr. Trump's response to Hurricane Maria and President George W. Bush's actions in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.


"Start pushing materials down through the system", Bossie said.

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