Donald Trump sent out several offensive tweets about San Juan, Puerto Rico's mayor, Carmen Yulin Cruz. She responded to them on Joy-Ann Reid's AM Joy show. Her response made the president seem petty and out of his league.
San Juan's Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz responds to Trump's tweets
San Juan Puerto Rico's Mayor respond's to Trump's offensive tweets (VIDEO) pic.twitter.com/pSKG1xMv9C
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Sometimes a response that does not even mention the perpetrator is more piercing, and that's what San Juan's Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz did.
The president sent the following tweets.
Tweet 1: 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.y to Trump.
Tweet 2: ...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....
Tweet 3: ...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 president just could not suppress his most inner racist.
The mayor pointed out that she was asking for help. She was not saying anything nasty about the president. Moreover, she said that the three-star general Buchanan, in charge of helping the relief effort in Puerto Rico, agreed with her assessment.
"This is what we have," the mayor said. "Is to save lives. ... This is a time when everyone shows their true colors. I have no time for distractions. All I have is time for people to move forward and get help."
The mayor then asked what kind of a Puerto Rican or human she would be if she did not call out when other mayors are not being supported.
Joy-Ann Reid asked her to respond to Trump's racist attack on Puerto Ricans as he implied they are lazy.
"I am not going to be distracted by small comments, by politics, by petty issues," Carmen Yulin Cruz said. "This is one goal. And it is to save lives. That's all that matters. And whoever is here to help, whoever says things that can help, will be praised. Whoever doesn't will not."
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