Trump Lashes Out At Puerto Rico Mayor Who Complained About Storm Reaction

Mr. Trump has alternated between expressions of resolve and concern on the one hand and angry recriminations against critics on the other.
Puerto Rico was totally destroyed.”The seemingly slow response to the hurricane in Puerto Rico, an American territory — especially compared with the federal response to storms in Texas and Florida — threatened to become a political disaster for Mr. Trump as critics compared it to President George W. Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
In a series of early-morning messages on Twitter, Mr. Trump dismissed the statements by the capital’s mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz, as political and asserted that his administration had organized a response by federal workers who are “doing a fantastic job.”Mr. Trump said his critics in Puerto Rico should not depend entirely on the federal government.
“They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort,” he wrote.
PhotoWASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out at the mayor of San Juan on Saturday for complaining about his administration’s efforts to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, accusing her of “poor leadership” and implying that the island, which lacks electricity and has limited cellphone service, water and fuel, was not doing enough to help itself.

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