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Celebs Slam Trump for His Response to San Juan Mayor's Plea

Celebs Slam Trump for His Response to San Juan Mayor's Plea

Celebrities are speaking out to slam President Trump for the way he responded to San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz‘s plea for help following the devastation to Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria.

“We are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy,” Cruz said on Friday during a news conference. She explained how the amount of supplies sent by the government has been dwarfed by that of private companies. “I am done being polite. I am done being politically correct. I am mad as hell.”

Trump responded on Saturday by claiming Cruz has “poor leadership.”

“The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump,” he wrote on Twitter. “…Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They…. want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job. The military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an amazing job. Puerto Rico was totally destroyed.”

Read what stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Evans, John Legend, Lady Gaga, and more saying about the president’s latest tweets.

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  • Newromantic

    I did not vote for Trump but Hollywood needs to keep their traps shut because they are ones that help get him elected… in my opinion.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Trump – for all his many flaws and inadequacies – is correct on this. The government of Puerto Rico is absolutely shit. They have NO SUPPLIES stockpiled in case of a catastrophic weather event. Now blaming Trump and fed gov’t. Here is what a friend of mine wrote on FB who knows PR very well, and in fact, loves the island and the people:

    “‘Close to genocide’: San Juan mayor’s dire appeal to US for Puerto Rico relief”

    Hyperbole and over-the-top politics are not helping her credibility

    Puerto Ricans could not govern the place under perfect conditions, and now the place has been smashed. Houston and Florida also just took hard hits and will need years to recover.

    Unfortunately, Puerto Rico has the leadership it chose, and now there is disaster and this ‘leader’ is weak, panicky, and unhelpful.

    Puerto Rico knew this day would come sooner or later, and they know that reaction time will be slower due to being an island — and they were not the only ones hit.

    There is disaster around the other island nations, and Florida and Texas.

    Disaster-prone areas must take into consideration that when disaster strikes, it often strikes far and wide.

    When a Category 4 storm smashes through, and other storms just went by and more on the way, Puerto Ricans are not the only people in need.

    Puerto Rico is lucky Maria did not hit as Cat 5.

    They’ve had generations to stock enough supplies and provisions to avert total meltdown.

    Puerto Rico is known for not enforcing strong building standards, despite knowledge that it was only a matter of time.

    Playing the blame game when her people are in need is distracting and unhelpful, and part of the reason Puerto Rico was an economic calamity before the storm.

    Maybe this is a moment of opportunity for the USA and the territory of Puerto Rico. Many Puerto Ricans wish to become a state. They already are citizens, so that does not change other than electoral votes and a few other items.

    PR is buried in massive debt and they cannot govern themselves. Maybe we should offer to take it as a state but with caveats, for instance that the $70 billion+ in debt is settled for $700 million.

    The investors are not going to get their money back at this rate. Puerto Ricans will be leaving for the mainland, and what’s left of the economy just got its legs broken.

    $700 million is better than 0.

    Individuals and firms invested in Puerto Rico. Sometimes investments go bad.

    Many Americans still remember the terrorism from Puerto Rico, bombing and killing Americans on the mainland, and confounding our military.

    Would be nice to have more there now, wouldn’t it?

    This mayor is a basket case.

    She asks about supplies. Yes, good question, Mayor: where are YOUR supplies? Why don’t you have giant warehouses with at least a couple months of supplies? Your island sits in the middle of Hurricane Alley.

    Terrible, whiny leadership, like New Orleans after Katrina.

    Take a clue from Florida and Texas, or from the very strong leadership from New York after 9/11. That was leadership.

  • Curt Noydb

    Ever notice its always the same “celebrities”?

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    And they REFUSE to blame the Democrat government of Puerto Rico for their disgusting lack of preparedness for a weather catastrophe. The island sits in Hurricane Valley and has ZERO supplies for such an event. Puerto Rico creates nothing and exports nothing. Sole reliance on tourism and beaches – now gone. This is not the fault of Trump. It’s the fault of a shitty Democrat government. Media and Hollywood will not talk about this.

  • meme

    they need a new mayor in San Juan. such hyperbole. Houston and Florida aren’t complaining and they took hard hits too.

  • skye3245

    I’m amazed by the words i see here in the comments. None of you must live in an area that is prone to Hurricanes. Or any weather as harsh at all. Because to even defend someone who is GOLFING for the who knows how many times, is attacking a country asking for the government assistance that as a US territory they DESERVE! Its sad where we’ve gotten. Years ago when this happened to the East Coast and LA, no one was speaking plus TX and FL have complained only difference is these “celebrities”, who are also American citizens and have the right to speak on twitter on anywhere just like its your right to make your own decisions and not listen to them(so thats all on you so why are you complaining) did charities to help TX and FL. So….you mad that they helped TX and FL? Cause i’m sure they are going to do the same for PR. Racist in VA couldn’t help bring this country together and apparently neither will natural disasters. Sad.

  • Arx

    Where was the Republican government when Katrina hit? How was the Republican governments preparedness for a weather catastrophe?

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    I’m not sure why you’re bringing this up. Does one injustice make another injustice okay?

  • DEADP00L

    Do not be surprised when you start reading about how we were ready to deploy AN HOUR after P.R called for help.

    They were ready for TWO WEEKS.

    This is what we do to our own ( remember FLINT? Still has NO WATER.), just imagine what our government has been doing to non-US citizens… and we wonder why the world hates us.

  • Trixie

    Does Donald practice these pouty looks in the mirror?

  • Trixie

    Look how quickly Trump visited Florida, all because he owns property there. He doesn’t own property in PR so why bother??

  • Trixie

    No..because it’s not true. Why do you have a problem with any celebrity speaking out, afterall we now are stuck with a D list celebrity as our president.

  • Guest

    Buuuuurrrrrnnnnn🔥🔥 i would upvote this a million times if i could.

  • Rhonda Schuck

    its an island in the middle of the ocean. the airport is torn up and the power is out. you can’t load a truck and drive to PR. quit being so dumb

  • rosaryblue

    That’s a great observation.

  • rosaryblue

    Why is everything about Puerto Rico? What about the US BVI? My grandmother on St. Thomas? Florida? Texas? Trump has been doing a great job. The PR Governor had great things to say about Trump the other day and suddenly he flips his stance. The government of PR is badly run and the electrical system is their own fault. I have strong ties to PR, hereditary and deep roots in the community. And we all know what the real issues are there. We all know. Trump needs to use a lot more tact but the reality is that he got elected bc the USA is mired in deep corruption and he gets stuff done. He’s not a politician, people need to realize that and let him do his job. He’s doing a good job with the relief efforts for the hurricanes and Hollywood celebrities need to stop politicizing everything, they criticize Trump for stuff that isn’t even true. And it’s the same celebs, over and over again. I get it, you don’t like him. Now let us all get on with it. After a while it becomes like harassment to have to keep reading this same shizz over and over again.

  • Cruizin1960

    More crap from entitled and bigoted celebrities. Perhaps they should listen to the governor and other mayors in PR. Apparently this whining Mayor isn’t even attending meetings with FEMA. Seems she is rather incompetent and has no clue on what to do other than finger point. Didn’t anyone notice that she was standing in front of pallets of supplies when she was b*tching about no aid? What is she doing to mobilize her own people to pick up these supplies and get it to the people of PR?

  • deusexmachina

    TO ALL THOSE POSTERS HERE WHO TRIES TO JUSTIFY TRUMP AND CONDEMN THE VICTIMS IN PUERTO RICO, FUCK YOU ALL AND I HOPE GOD WILL PUNISHED YOU AND YOUR INSIPID HEARTLESS MEGALOMANIAC PRESIDENT. I HOPE YOU ALSO SUFFER THE SAME WAY THEY DO SO YOU KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT A DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN THING THIS IS A HUMAN THING.

  • meme

    It’s easier to get to Florida than PR. No one could fly there because the runways were damaged.

  • Shelby

    EXPECTED no less from the oh so objective celebs and mayor