President gets triggered by San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz demanding more government aid after Hurricane Maria: "I am done being politically correct. I am mad as hell."
Donald Trump slammed the mayor of San Juan for "poor leadership ability" on Twitter Saturday morning, and Hollywood stars including Chris Evans, Lady Gaga and Lin-Manuel Miranda -- who is of Puerto Rican descent -- are slamming the president right back.
"She has been working 24/7. You have been GOLFING. You're going straight to hell. Fastest golf cart you ever took," the "Hamilton" creator tweeted.
Trump's cranky tweets came after San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz made a public plea for POTUS to pay attention to the U.S. territory in a news conference on Friday. "We are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy," Cruz said.
"This is what we got last night," she continued. "Four pallets of water, three pallets of meals and 12 pallets of infant food, which I gave them to the people of Comerio, where people are drinking off a creek. So I am done being polite. I am done being politically correct. I am mad as hell."
Instead of taking action, Trump criticized Puerto Rican officials and accused Democrats of telling Cruz, "You must be nasty to Trump."
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.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
...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....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
Read what Hollywood has to say about the public debate:
...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.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
She has been working 24/7.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 30, 2017
You have been GOLFING.
You're going straight to hell.
Fastest golf cart you ever took. https://t.co/5hOY23MBvQ
Trump continues to dominate the shittiest president ever competition https://t.co/mUOiLfpfLT— John Legend (@johnlegend) September 30, 2017
A Trump Thread In A Time Of Crisis:— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 30, 2017
-Multiple references to himself in the third person. ✔️✔️ https://t.co/eR4V0FBhJe
No matter who you are, please remember the actions of this President today when it comes time to vote in 2020. He needs to go. #PuertoRico— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) September 30, 2017
If you still support this person it is time to get off the train. He's attacking his own people when they need him the most https://t.co/eLRWg8dRLU— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) September 30, 2017
Which one is “nasty” and is showing “poor leadership?” You decide. pic.twitter.com/UEsJq0d3Bt— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) September 30, 2017
It's worth asking why we spend $600 billion a year on the military if we can't get more than 5000 troops and 50 helicopters to Puerto Rico.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) September 29, 2017
Here's what the President of the United States is doing right now vs. Here's what the mayor of San Juan is doing right now. pic.twitter.com/27as1uUiCO— Chelsea (@Chelseashow) September 30, 2017
I am speechless at @Potus attacking mayor of San Juan as she wades throughout sewage trying to help ppl. He cares about nothing but himself— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) September 30, 2017
.@CarmenYulinCruz I see you, I hear you, I love you. You're a hero.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 30, 2017
Power in the hands of the selfish is useless to everyone else. Calling a woman Nasty when she is desperately begging for help is repulsive.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) September 30, 2017
He would never talk this way about a predominantly white community. https://t.co/5voSwXEXLJ— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) September 30, 2017
You literally sent this from a golf course you fat bigot https://t.co/M8wTmZFARU— rob delaney (@robdelaney) September 30, 2017
Trump's the kind of guy who if his wife yelled at him during childbirth would call her a fat cow & storm out of the room. #supportmayorcruz— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) September 30, 2017
Trump complains the folks in Puerto Rico want “everything done for them”—as he pushes a button in the Oval Office to order a Diet Coke.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 30, 2017
ASSHOLE.— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) September 30, 2017
Think about it. Donald Trump is sitting in his disgusting golf club rage tweeting at a woman trying to save the lives of her people.— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) September 30, 2017
Our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico are American citizens who need our help. I stand with San Juan Mayor @CarmenYulinCruz.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 30, 2017
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#Repost @egt239 ・・・ Upper photo: Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico waist deep In sewage. Lower photo: President of the United States who "generously" interrupted his golf game this morning to go on Twitter and criticize her as she begged for aid for her beleaguered nation. Photos were taken five minutes apart. Couldn't make this up folks. #shameful.