US President Donald Trump on Saturday initiated an attack when he castigated at the Puerto Rico politicians for criticising the US relief efforts on the island following Hurricane Maria. The hurricane Maria prove to be catastrophic  as it killed 16 people living on the island and left millions misplaced who are now short on basic necessities including  food, water and other supplies.The US President in his series of tweets lashed out on the Puerto Rican officials for showing “poor leadership ability” as he “want everything to be done for them”. “They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort,” Donald Trump tweeted. While mentioning the workers, Trump said that the 10,000 Federal workers on Island are doing a fantastic job.

“The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump,” Trump said in another tweet. The President also criticised the media as he claimed the “Fake News Networks” were passing derogatory remarks on the relief work of soldiers and the first responders on the island.

Trump also criticised the media, claiming that the “Fake News Networks” were passing derogatory remarks on the relief work of soldiers and the first responders on the island.

“Fake News CNN and NBC are going out of their way to disparage our great First Responders as a way to “get Trump.” Not fair to FR or effort!”, the President tweeted.

Trumps condemnation has arrived after the mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital city San Juan made a desperate plea for federal help as he asked the President to make sure somebody is in charge, who is up to the task of innocent lives.

“We have no time for patience anymore,” said Carmen Yulin Cruz was quoted as sayin in news conference. “I am asking the President of the US to make sure somebody is in charge that is up to the task of saving lives, Cruz added.

Cruz said that she was done being polite and politically correct. “I am done being polite. I am done being politically correct,” Cruz said in a statement.   

Calling it a “bureaucratic bottleneck”, the member of the island’s Popular Democratic Party said the federal aid is pretty slow in arrival.  

(With inputs from news agencies…)

First Published | 1 October 2017 12:03 AM
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