Criticism from the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico caused President Trump to fire back on Twitter earlier today, and those tweets caused a lot of criticism of President Trump. Reporting on the ground in Puerto Rico, Geraldo Rivera had this to say:
On the ground I see the suffering-but feel deeply that attacking @realDonaldTrump for the ravages of nature &neglect is politicizing tragedy
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) September 30, 2017
Rivera’s comments won some applause:
It's disgraceful what the Mayor of PR is saying & of course, the MSM it's disgusting. https://t.co/jjB4ljKVx5
— Luv My Dunkin Donuts (@mydogskylar) September 30, 2017
Note the date and the time:
I agree with Geraldo Rivera. https://t.co/i9phZYk493
— RightWired (@_donaldson) September 30, 2017
I actually agree with Geraldo!!! Wow!!! True what he is saying!!!
— Manic Hispanic (@MNgodfather2015) September 30, 2017
OMG. He is making sense today.
PR was a mess long before Trump. https://t.co/NsudBxzUNW
— Sally Konn (@RealSallyKonn) September 30, 2017
So true. Help the people and stop trying to make political points. https://t.co/Na9yqOwd5g
— Bob Morrison (@bmorriso) September 30, 2017
However, Geraldo did take some predictable heat for his “don’t politicize a tragedy” comment defending the president:
We are criticizing Trump because his racist ideology is impeding his response to Aid American citizens in desperate need.
— Scully Sullivan (@scully_sullivan) September 30, 2017
Politicizing 'EVERYTHIN' is trump's specialty. Why r you defending him? https://t.co/2xvoBvLSIa
— Jojo (@FuzzyJ17) September 30, 2017
He is not responsible for the ravages of nature, but neglect is .another story, e.g. The Jones Act should have been waived immed given The
— zoè Pullen-Reynolds (@zkhul) September 30, 2017
To criticize those who have no food, water, fuel, power because they can't "help themselves" is cruel and ignorant. #thisisclimatechange
— Holly Hargraves (@hollyhargraves) September 30, 2017
Plz! Only one politicizing this tragedy is Trump! Talking about their debt, criticizing the Mayor who's begging for help!
— Noanie Rofoli (@NoanieR) September 30, 2017
He's not being blamed for nature, he's being blamed for a lack of response which is well-deserved.
— DTBurg (@dtburg) September 30, 2017