In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the people of Puerto Rico are desperate for basic supplies, and the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz, has repeatedly called on President Trump to do more to help. Unfortunately, Trump has been too busy golfing and attacking Cruz and the “fake news media” on Twitter.
Trump even had the audacity to tweet the following warning to the people of Puerto Rico on Saturday afternoon, telling them not to believe what is being said about him by the “fake news media.”
‘To the people of Puerto Rico:
Do not believe the #FakeNews!#PRStrong
‘My Administration, Governor @RicardoRossello, and many others are working together to help the people of Puerto Rico in every way. #FakeNews critics are working overtime, but we’re getting great marks from the people that truly matter! #PRStrong
‘We must all be united in offering assistance to everyone suffering in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the wake of this terrible disaster.’
A number of people called Trump out for either not realizing or not caring that the entire island of Puerto Rico is currently without power, with the exception of places like hospitals that are running off of generators. Included in this group of reality star Kim Kardashian West, who responded to one of the president’s rambling tweets and begged him to “step up” and do more to address the situation in Puerto Rico.
‘They don’t have power to watch the news!!! Please stop tweeting & golfing while people are dying! Please step up & help!’
Kardashian West’s tweet received mixed reviews. Plenty of people praised her for speaking up, but others responded by asking her what she is doing with her wealth to help the people of Puerto Rico.
This isn’t the first time that Kardashian West has criticized Trump. Last month, she said during an interview with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia that her daughter would do a better job running the country:
‘Anyone can run the U.S. better. My daughter would be better. We’ve worked so hard to get to where we were and to have so many things that we were so proud of in our country, to just literally revert backwards is the most frustrating thing.’
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