Trump has been served with instant karma after launching unnecessary and dumb attacks on the Mayor of Puerto Rico and unfairly criticizing Puerto Ricans as “Lazy” and “want everything done for them.”
Trump’s tweets come in the middle of an emergency crisis as Puerto Ricans start a gruelling recovery after their island was flattened by hurricane Maria.
Trump, who has become very slow and even failed to get relief emergency teams to Puerto Rico in time blasted the Mayor of Puerto Rico after she gave an interview in whgich she said there had been a slow response to the disaster.
She explained clearly and accurately that people in Puerto Rico were still without clean drinking water, medicines and electricity but then Trump was unhappy about the revelation.
“We are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy,” San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said Friday at a news conference. She highlighted donations from companies and others, including 200,000 pounds of food donated by Goya, as a contrast to federal help.
“This is what we got last night: 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,” she said. “So I am done being polite. I am done being politically correct. I am mad as hell.”
Trump immediately went onto Twitter to accuse the people of Puerto Rico of being “lazy and wanting everything done for them.”
“They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort,” he tweeted. “10,000 federal workers now on island doing a good job,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
He regretted it immediately as people on Twitter explained to him that federal taxes and allowances for relief operations were to be used in emergency situations. Puerto Ricans were tax payers and citizens of the United States and therefore entitled to Government relief and rescue efforts without the President imposing bureaucracy or trying to hold back funds to help in the relief efforts.
Trump later blamed the anger on Twitter on what he called “fake news” and claimed that he had the best intentions to help the Puerto Rico situation.