Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said Tuesday that President Trump’s comments lacked “sensitivity.”
“It doesn’t make you feel good,” Ms. Cruz, Democratic mayor of San Juan, said on CNN.
The president was in Puerto Rico today to assess the damage and meet with local officials. The island is still in a lengthy recovery process after Hurricane Maria made landfall nearly two weeks ago leaving much of the island without power or essential supplies.
“It doesn’t make you feel good,” she said. “I would hope that the president of the United States stops spouting out comments that really hurt the people of Puerto Rico because rather than commander-in-chief he sorta becomes mis-communicator-in-chief.”
Ms. Cruz did say that after meeting with the president’s staff she feels they realize how dire the situation is and how much more there is to be done. When asked if she felt Mr. Trump would do more to help she said she hoped so.
“I sure hope so but you know sometimes his foul communication gets in the way,” she said.
“Dammit, this is not a good news story,” Ms. Cruz said Friday on CNN. “This is a people-are-dying story.”
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