The Truth About Trump’s Feud with the Mayor of San Juan

As Puerto Rico recovers in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Maria, President Trump’s response is being largely praised, while receiving some criticism from the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz.

At first, everything seemed to go well, and Trump tweeted his support for Cruz and the rest of Puerto Rico in a tweet on September 26.

However, Mayor Cruz quickly began attacking President Trump, claiming that “people are dying,” and not enough was being done, and made allegations that Trump and his administration were “killing them with inefficiency.”

Trump responded on Twitter, and harshly condemned the San Juan Mayor’s comments.

Cruz herself has faced scrutiny, with many (including the president of her own party) believing her public criticism of President Trump is politically motivated.

Angel Perez Otero, the mayor of Guaynabo, and other officials, have said that Mayor Cruz is not cooperating with relief efforts, and have praised Trump for his help in Puerto Rico.

In fact, during an interview with Geraldo Rivera, Cruz was unable to back up her claim that “people are dying,” and as Rivera pointed out, the death toll has remained at 16.

Despite the apparent dissatisfaction from Mayor Cruz, President Trump stands by his relief efforts in Puerto Rico, and vows to continue helping.