As Twitchy reported Saturday morning, President Donald Trump in a series of tweets slammed the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, citing her “poor leadership ability.” Trump’s tweets raised quite a few questions, the least of which was not, “Should the president be tweeting like this right now?”
Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has been all over the media this weekend inspiring some questions of her own. During a press conference Friday, she said she was “mad as hell” about the relief effort, while pictured in front of pallets of drinking water that apparently were being used as a photo backdrop before being distributed.
— Leah STANDS ??? (@LeahR77) September 30, 2017
Mayor Cruz pictured in front of 1000 cases of liberal tears… pic.twitter.com/3TFJU24cOj
— Theodore (@RefDemo) September 30, 2017
Mayor of San Juan standing in front of relief supplies saying they're getting no help is reminiscent of Baghdad Bob. Just saying.
— Jay Dubb (@MidasRex1998) September 30, 2017
But the big question came later, as Mayor Cruz was being interviewed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper while wearing a custom-printed T-shirt reading, “Help Us, We Are Dying.”
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 30, 2017
— The Hill (@thehill) September 30, 2017
As much as we’d like to think it was a gift from some clever CNN producer, we’re pretty sure it was the mayor’s own idea. But when? Where?
This might be asking the obvious question here but where did she get a shirt printed in new Fury Road hellscape Puerto Rico? https://t.co/7NpbmUjQY3
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) September 30, 2017
Where does one get a shirt like this made when Puerto Rico is under water and out of power? https://t.co/jxkU1D1dDp
— Gabby Morrongiello (@gabriellahope_) September 30, 2017
Nice to see the T-shirt Shack has reopened! https://t.co/IDZCGtHagN
— RogerBot3000 (@Roger247) September 30, 2017
I mean, who doesn't have a "HELP US WE ARE DYING" T-shirt laying around? https://t.co/PTOQs5Nf46
— Matthew D. Dempster (@dempstermd) September 30, 2017
— Henry (@HMSPitts) September 30, 2017
Where did she get that t shirt printed? Before the hurricane? That's really thinking ahead?
— Emily Rowe (@EmilyRo94906765) September 30, 2017
People are dying and they are using resources to have shirts printed? https://t.co/68pwbgmPw6
— Stratton S. Hickcox (@StrattonH) September 30, 2017
No water, but I guess the print-your-own-t-shirts have electricity and manpower to spare. https://t.co/mlQUvRzSKr
— tree hugging sister (@treehuggingsis) September 30, 2017
— John Bender (@JohnBender2016) September 30, 2017
OK, turns out we weren’t the only ones a bit suspicious of the T-shirt’s origin either.
HOw did she get that shirt made when PR is a disaster area??? Did CNN provide it for her????
— Kate Logsdon (@cajunkate) September 30, 2017
*Handed to her by Anderson Cooper https://t.co/3xUxOsSzvu
— Mujahed Kobbe (@Moj_kobe) September 30, 2017
— Rschrim (@Rschrim) September 30, 2017
1. She looks plenty healthy
2. Who made the shirt. In the dark with no power.
$100 says @AC360 brought the shirt w/talking pts. Puerto Rico
— gab.ai Ethan Smith (@The2ndguardsUS) September 30, 2017
I've been giving #3 a lot of thought too.
— Nieds Dead Horse (@NDH_j_m_f) September 30, 2017
All in the name of media outrage. CNN probably brought her that shirt. https://t.co/bO0EZRXmlW
— LoDuv?✨BuildTheWall (@LoDuv) September 30, 2017
— Traditional American (@JPRadioMofo) September 30, 2017
Did CNN bring her that shirt or did she use a generator to power a t-shirt shop? https://t.co/od4GzYSY9I
— Darren O'Daly (@DarrenODaly) September 30, 2017
Absolutely despicable. The politicization of a natural disaster is below basic human decency. So gross. https://t.co/GmmnYhxdfw
— Andrew Amarone (@andrew_amarone) September 30, 2017
This is so blatantly over the top politicization of a crisis & the media won't call her on it https://t.co/IsWARDDe80
— The Real Bepo (D) (@TheRealBepo) September 30, 2017
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REALLY!? Trump's Puerto Rico tweets cause Reuters journo to 'IMAGINE' different GW Bush https://t.co/O6Om8WWAhp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 30, 2017