After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz reached out for help in an emotional plea that contradicted how "great" President Trump claimed the response had been. Cruz even equated the lack of action from the Trump administration to a form of genocide, not "a good news story," as many Puerto Rican citizens haven't had access to food, clean water, or electricity for over a week.
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.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
...Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
...want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
Hollywood wasn't about to let Trump get away with those comments in the midst of a humanitarian crisis, however. Several celebrities fired off tweets letting Trump know just how disgusting his behavior was.
“Give Trump a chance!” they said. Well, Maria was his chance, to help millions of our citizens. Instead, he tweeted and sneered. Disgusted.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 30, 2017