San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz slammed President Donald Trump after he sent out a series of tweets suggesting that Puerto Rico needed to take more responsibility for recovery efforts.
After Trump suggested that first responders could not stay in Puerto Rico “forever,” Cruz appeared on CNN saying of Trump that “rather than being a commander-in-chief, he’s like a hater-in-chief.”
“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.”
“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 added.
She continued, “If you can’t be a president, be an executive. Make sure that all ducks are straight in a row and you’re getting things done.”
Cruz added that while she still does not believe Puerto Rico has all the help it needs, she has seen improvements.
“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 (@CNN) October 13, 2017