Donald Trump Makes Himself the Victim in the Puerto Rico Crisis

Trump criticised San Juan Mayor Yulin Cruz on Twitter on Saturday, after she said the White House is "killing us with inefficiency" in its efforts to help the United States territory rebuild.

Earlier today several conservative commentators, myself included, somewhat wrongly criticized President Trump for his Saturday morning tweets attacking the San Juan Mayor.

The president also thanked Congresswoman Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon and U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp "who stated that #FEMA and Military are doing a GREAT job!"

"Such poor leadership by the Mayor of San Juan and others in Puerto Rico who are not able to get their workers to help", said Trump, a Republican.

The mayor lashed back by saying, "Maybe from where she's standing, it's a good news story". Trump on Saturday blasted her and those in the territory, whom he said "want everything to be done for them".

Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble.

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"Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and all the residents of Puerto Rico are sturggling tirelessly to cope with this disaster and they deserve our praise, not criticism", Sires said.

Donald Trump has claimed that Puerto Rican leaders are "weak" and "want everything to be done for them" in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Yesterday, during a heart-wrenching interview, Gutierrez called the federal government's effort in Puerto Rico's recovery "a disgraceful job" that is "costing lives".

At one point, the president urged Puerto Ricans without food, water or electricity not to "believe the Fake News!".

It comes after the US President said the Mayor of San Juan had "such poor leadership" after the island was hit by a hurricane.

BALDWIN: Ma'am, I don't know if you know this, but you're on an island in the water, the ocean water, big ocean with fishies and bubbles and turtles that bite.

Trump, along with First Lady Melania Trump, is set to visit the island on Tuesday. "She's not", said Perez Otero. Its hurricane relief. These people need help.

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