From Kim Kardashian to Hillary Clinton, a number of celebrities have criticized Trump for attacking San Juan’s mayor, Carmen Yulin Cruz, on Twitter after she begged him to do more for the people in Puerto Rico who are suffering as a result of Hurricane Maria.
Trump tweeted about Cruz early on Saturday morning:
‘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. 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 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 military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an amazing job. Puerto Rico was totally destroyed.’
Shortly after he tweeted the above message about Cruz, actor and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda joined his fellow celebrities in calling Trump out for his offensive remarks.
First, after Trump suggested that Cruz had been pressured into being “nasty” by Democrats, Miranda said:
‘You’re going straight to hell, @realDonaldTrump. No long lines for you. Someone will say, “Right this way, sir.” They’ll clear a path.’
Then, when Trump criticized Cruz’s “poor leadership,” Miranda reminded him that she has been busy trying to help the people of Puerto Rico while he’s been hanging out on the golf course.
‘She has been working 24/7. You have been GOLFING. You’re going straight to hell. Fastest golf cart you ever took.’
Miranda finished by calling Trump a “congenital liar” and including a link to a charity website.
‘Did you tweet this one from the first hole, 18th hole, or the club? Anyway, it’s a lie. You’re a congenital liar.’
Plenty of people have praised Miranda on Twitter for his harsh rebuke of President Trump, and even the New York Daily News has joined in. On Saturday evening, the paper unveiled its Sunday morning cover, which features Miranda’s message in bold letters over photos of him and Trump.
A few people have responded by criticizing the Daily News for mocking Trump, but, for the most part, the response to Sunday’s cover has been positive.
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