Donald Trump Attacks Mayor Of San Juan From A Luxury Golf Course

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the people of Puerto Rico are facing terrible devastation. We’ve seen that all week on the news.

But on Friday, Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, had had enough. In a passionate plea, she called out to anyone who could possibly help Puerto Rico.

“We are dying here,” Cruz said at a press conference. “I cannot fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world cannot figure out the logistics for a small island of 100 miles by 35 miles. So, mayday, we are in trouble.”

And then this morning, from a luxury golf club in New Jersey, Donald Trump attacked the mayor for trying to help her people. He added that “fake news” outlets are trying to “disparage” the first responders in Puerto Rico.

It’s not surprising that Trump attacked the mayor. She’s challenged him, she’s a woman and a Hispanic. We know his track record in these situations.

Cruz pleads for help, “We are dying,” and Trump responds with “poor leadership” and “nasty.”

I also think it’s worth noting that Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory inhabited by primarily Hispanic people, has no electoral votes. On the other hand, Texas and Florida, which commanded Trump’s attention have lots of electoral votes and are primarily white citizens. You do the math.

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