San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz made headlines after she pleaded with President Trump to do more to help the millions of people in Puerto Rico, who are trying to recover from the effects of Hurricane Maria.
During a press conference on Friday, Cruz warned Trump that something akin to genocide might occur if he doesn’t get to work figuring out the “logistical issues” that are supposedly preventing him from sending more aid Puerto Rico’s way.
‘If we don’t solve the logistics, we are going to see something close to a genocide.
‘We are dying here. I cannot fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world cannot figure out the logistics … of an island a mile wide.
‘I will do what I never thought I was going to do. I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying. If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency.’
Cruz also tweeted about the relief efforts that are taking place without Trump’s help on Saturday morning:
‘The goal is one: saving lives. This is the time to show our “true colors”. We cannot be distracted by anything else.’
With her “true colors” remark, Cruz could have been referring either to Trump’s general lack of action or to the barrage of tweets that he posted on Saturday. Trump first attacked her for her “poor leadership ability” and then switched gears and commented on all the work supposedly being done in Puerto Rico.
While Trump did not respond to Cruz’s message — he was too busy tweeting about collusion between Democrats and the “fake new media” — his former opponent, Hillary Clinton, had something to say about the matter.
Clinton retweeted the post from Cruz on Saturday afternoon and added the following message:
‘Don’t let anyone make you feel alone. We are with you and Puerto Rico.’
It didn’t take long for a number of people to respond to Clinton’s tweet and let her know that they wish she was the one in charge of handling this current crisis.
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