‘I don’t see people dying’: Fox’s Geraldo Rivera backs up Trump
Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera interviewed San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Sunday after she was attacked on Twitter by President Trump.
Trump shot off well over a dozen dark tweets yesterday, saying things like, Puerto Rico wants “everything done for them” and that the response to Hurricane Maria from his administration and the military has been excellent and the media is just looking for ways to “get Trump.”
His tweetstorm was triggered by the Mayor of San Juan pleading with him to “save us from dying.”
“Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan,” Trump tweeted.
Today, Rivera showed that he was on Trump’s side when he got to interview Cruz herself.
“There are all people at all municipalities literally starving, dehydrating,” the mayor said. “We have had our hospital try to go back to speed but then the electricity goes off and we have to do all the bacteria testing, which takes three to four days.”
“But are people dying?” Rivera interrupted her. “I’ve been traveling around, I don’t see people dying. I spoke to the doctors, they say they saw 53 patients and they had a person who was septic, but nobody dying.”
“Dying is a continuum,” Cruz tried to explain. “If you don’t get fed for seven, eight days and you’re a child, you are dying. If you have 11 people — like we took out of a nursing home — severely dehydrated, you are dying.”
Watch the interaction below.