This is just embarrassing.
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz is calling out Donald Trump after his “insulting” visit to Puerto Rico — which felt more to her like a PR stunt — on Tuesday.
“This was a PR, 17-minute meeting. There was no exchange with anybody. With none of the mayors.”
As for his declaration that Puerto Rico has thrown the U.S. budget “out of whack,” Cruz said:
“He was insulting to the people of Puerto Rico … He minimized our suffering here by saying Katrina was a ‘real’ disaster, sort of implying that this was not a real disaster because not many people have died here. Well you know what, they’re dying.”
Then there was the “terrible and abominable view” of Trump throwing paper towels into the crowd of people who are suffering.
“That is not the land of the free and the home of the brave, the beacon of democracy, that people have learned to look up to across the world.”
“He’s sort of like miscommunicator-in-chief. You don’t go to another place when people are in peril and suffering and hover around in a helicopter without having kind words to say.”
Watch her interview (below):
Of course, Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to complain about the “fake” news coverage and to say the trip was “great.”
We think we’ll take Carmen’s word that it wasn’t.
[Image via MSNBC.]