US San Juan Mayor: Trump's comments were 'insulting' to the people of Puerto Rico

17:37  04 october  2017
17:37  04 october  2017 Source:   The Hill

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San Juan Mayor: Trump's comments were 'insulting' to the people of Puerto Rico© Provided by The Hill San Juan Mayor: Trump's comments were 'insulting' to the people of Puerto Rico The mayor of Puerto Rico's largest city blasted President Trump on Tuesday night following his visit to the U.S. territory, saying he lacked "common courtesy" and calling him the "miscommunicator-in-chief."

While San Juan Mayor Carmen Yul n Cruz praised meetings with White House staff, she said Trump missed an opportunity with his visit and criticized the president for comparing the death toll in Puerto Rico to what happened during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

"He minimized our suffering by saying that Katrina was a 'real disaster,'" Cruz said in an interview Tuesday night on MSNBC, calling the comments "insulting to the people of Puerto Rico."

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Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan , Puerto Rico , reacts to Donald Trump ' s visit to the storm ravaged island, calling Trump ' s remarks insulting , and describing him as the "miscommunicator-in-chief," but also finding hope in interactions with White

Share Comments . San Juan , Puerto Rico mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz gave Donald Trump low marks for his visit yesterday to the U. S . territory in which he threw paper towels into a crowd and told Puerto Rican leaders that they had broken his budget. He was insulting to the people of Puerto Rico …”

Cruz and Trump have been feuding since last weekend, after she criticized the federal government's response to the disaster and he responded by questioning her leadership.

On Tuesday, Trump pointedly did not call on Cruz to ask her for comments as he met with local officials, some of whom praised the federal response. Cruz described that meeting as a "PR, 17-minute event."

Cruz also took issue with some of the more colorful moments of the trip, including when Trump stopped at a church and began throwing rolls of paper towels into the crowd as if he was shooting baskets.

"The terrible and abominable view of him throwing paper towels and throwing provisions of people, it does not embody the spirit of the American nation," she said.

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The mayor of San Juan , Puerto Rico , strongly denounced Donald Trump Tuesday night after the president visited the island, calling him the “miscommunicator-in-chief” and “ insulting .” “He was insulting to the people of Puerto Rico

It shows the corruption within the Puerto Rican Government and the Municipal authority of San Juan especially. They are not allowing the Puerto Rican people to receive the donations. Radio Announcer: What part of Puerto Rico are you calling us from right now?

She also knocked his remark that the Puerto Rico disaster was hitting the federal budget hard, calling the comment "insulting."

Cruz said the meetings with White House staff on Tuesday were productive.

"I really felt that the second part of the meetings today, with the White House staff, were conducive to bridging the gap between the disconnect of what they say is happening ... and what really is happening," she said.

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U.S. House Speaker Ryan in Puerto Rico as Maria costs mount .
House Speaker Paul Ryan is getting a firsthand look at the devastation left by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.Ryan and other members of a congressional delegation met at the airport briefly with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday.

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