'Saturday Night Live' hammers President Trump over Puerto Rico response

02 October, 2017, 00:40 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • 'Saturday Night Live' hammers President Trump over Puerto Rico response

President Donald Trump in a series of tweets on Saturday defended his administration's response to the devastation in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, and urged Puerto Ricans to "not believe the #FakeNews!"

"But we're sending people to help and it's getting better on a daily basis", said Trump.

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

He further said that the results of recovery efforts would speak much louder than complaints by San Juan Mayor. The National Guard expects that 1,400 guard forces will head to Puerto Rico over the next four days.

But he suggested that Mayor Cruz might not be aware of all that FEMA is doing because she had visited the agency's joint field office in San Juan only once.

Following the devastating hurricane that ripped through Puerto Rico earlier this month, Kim Kardashian took to Twitter to shut down Donald Trump after his comments to the victims of the natural disaster.

He said he would be visiting Puerto Rico on Tuesday with his wife Melania and would "hopefully be able to stop at the US Virgin Islands" too.

Cruz responded, writing that "the goal is one: saving lives".

"You're going straight to hell", Miranda, who created and starred in the musical Hamilton and is of Puerto Rican descent, tweeted to the US president Saturday.

Lady Gaga emphasized that Puerto Rico is part of the US writing, "I [think] it's clear where the "poor leadership" lies".

Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital city, San Juan, had accused the Trump administration of failing the U.S. territory.

The president's Twitter rant aimed at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz came as Puerto Rico was in the midst of a humanitarian crisis following severe damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria.

"I've been quite complimentary of the people from [the Health and Human Services Department] and FEMA", Cruz said. Duke had described the response as a "good news story".

Since Trump's tweets, Cruz has reiterated that municipal employees in Puerto Rico are working as hard as they can, and that her statement was a plea for help. "When you have to pull people down from their buildings - I'm sorry, but that really upsets and frustrates me".



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