‘We Cannot be Distracted’: San Juan Mayor Responds to Trump’s Attacks by Focusing on Puerto Ricans

 
 
 

'This is the Time to Show our True Colors'

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, the face of recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, seemingly responded to Donald Trump's attack on her leadership and the citizens of the Puerto Rico early Saturday.

From the safety and comfort of his golf course, again, the president attacked the "poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers help."

He insisted Puerto Ricans are lazy, "wanting everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort."

Now, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has responded.

"The goal is one: saving lives," she wrote. "This is the time to show our 'true colors.' We cannot be distracted by anything else."

As NCRM has reported, the federal government's response to the devastation in Puerto Rico has been abysmal. Donald Trump has focused on the NFL, infantile excuses, money and by putting the American territory's debt above human lives.

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