US San Juan mayor: Trump is a 'hater-in-chief'

13:55  13 october  2017
13:55  13 october  2017 Source:   CNN

San Juan mayor accepts invitation to Trump briefing

  San Juan mayor accepts invitation to Trump briefing San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said she will accept an invitation to attend a briefing with President Donald Trump in the Puerto Rican city during his visit. "I have accepted the invitation on behalf of the people of San Juan and out of respect for the American people represented by the office of the President of the United States," Yulín Cruz said, according to a statement released by her spokesman, Jose Cruz.

San Juan 's mayor blasted Trump for his latest smearing of Puerto Rico. @POTUS your comments about Puerto Rico are unbecoming of a Commander in Chief they seem more to come from a “ Hater in Chief ”.

The mayor of Puerto Rico's largest city said President Trump is the “ Hater in Chief ” after Trump said the U.S. response to the crisis in the U.S. territory couldn’t last “forever.” “[Y]our comments about Puerto Rico are unbecoming of a Commander in Chief ,” Cruz tweeted

  San Juan mayor: Trump is a 'hater-in-chief' © CNN

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz criticized President Donald Trump Thursday, saying "rather than being a commander-in-chief, he's like a hater-in-chief."

In a series of tweets Thursday, Trump suggested that Puerto Rico needs to shoulder more responsibility for recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria, saying the first responders can't stay there "forever."

"When the President makes this personal, he really is exuding behavior unbecoming a leader of a free world," she told Don Lemon on "CNN Tonight." "This isn't personal. This is life saving. This isn't politics. This is about saving lives."

A GOP source familiar with internal discussions told CNN that Trump's tweets were a direct response to remarks that Cruz had made earlier criticizing the President's response to Hurricane Maria.

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

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San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz criticized President Donald Trump Thursday, saying “rather than being a commander- in - chief , he’s like a hater - in - chief .” In a series of tweets Thursday

San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz is understandably upset with the Trump regime's response to Puerto Rico being devastated by back-to-back hurricanes, which have left scores of people without access to clean drinking Cruz responded to the failed businessman, calling him a " Hater in Chief ."

Despite the President's recent tweets, on Tuesday night, the Trump administration requested $4.9 billion specifically to fund a loan program that Puerto Rico can use to address basic functions like infrastructure needs.

White House chief of staff John Kelly touched on Puerto Rico at a press conference Thursday, saying Trump's tweet was "exactly accurate," as they would not be there forever.

"The minute you go anywhere as a first responder, and this would apply certainly to the military, you will try really hard to work yourself out of a job," Kelly said Thursday at the White House. "There will be a period in which we hope sooner rather than later, the US military and FEMA, generally speaking, can withdraw, because then the government and people of Puerto Rico are recovering sufficiently to start the process of rebuilding."

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After President Donald Trump continued his tirade against Puerto Rico Thursday morning, the mayor of San Juan shot back and said Trump ’s comments sound like they were coming from “ a ‘ Hater in Chief ,’” not the President.

San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz is ripping President Trump again over his tweeted suggestion that the government will soon withdraw from Puerto Rico's relief. @POTUS your comments about Puerto Rico are unbecoming of a Commander in Chief they seem more to come from a “ Hater in Chief ”.

"There are thousands of people out there that still don't have drinking water," Cruz said. "There are thousands of people out there that do not even have water. They don't have food. They don't have access to the appropriate medication."

"He continues to tweet in his hate all over the place, and rather than offering comforting words," she said.

"If you can't be a president, be an executive," she added. "Make sure that all ducks are straight in a row and you're getting things done."

Cruz told Lemon that she doesn't have all the help that she needs, but recovery has improved.

"Ever since last week when a new chain of communication was given to us by Homeland Security, accountability has improved and things are starting to improve," Cruz said. "I can now see the light. Imagine the light at the end of the tunnel. I can't see it yet, but I can imagine it."

CNN's Jim Acosta and Sophie Tatum contributed to this report.

Trump refers to Virgin Islands governor as President .
President Donald Trump accidentally referred to the Virgin Islands' governor as their President during a speech Friday -- even though he is technically their President. "I will tell you I left Texas and I left Florida and I left Louisiana and I went to Puerto Rico and I met with the President of the Virgin Islands," he told the audience of the Values Voter Summit in Washington.

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