San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz gave an emotional interview to CBS News a few minutes ago where she talked about the logistical challenges of getting aid into the hands of the people who need it around Puerto Rico.
At the 1:07 mark she bluntly says, “I’m going to say it and you can bleep it. But we need to get our … we need to get our s*it together because people are dying.”
"It's life or death," San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz says of Hurricane Maria. "People are starting to die already." pic.twitter.com/Ei6nm9MvJ4
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 26, 2017
Earlier on CNN, Mayor Cruz responded to President Trump’s tweet last night, saying that Puerto Rico’s debt problems should be separate from the ongoing humanitarian crisis:
— New Day (@NewDay) September 26, 2017
More from her interview on CNN:
Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico shares harrowing details of rescue missions: "Our bodies are so tired, but our souls are so full of strength" pic.twitter.com/Q3DdKEDrS4
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) September 26, 2017
President Trump thanked Cruz for the “kind words on FEMA etc.”:
Thank you to Carmen Yulin Cruz, the Mayor of San Juan, for your kind words on FEMA etc.We are working hard. Much food and water there/on way
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017
FWIW, Mayor Cruz was a Hillary supporter during the election:
He tenido mis diferencias con ella y las sostengo pero no puedo negar que está preparada y que Trump no merece ser Pres.
— Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) November 7, 2016
Translation via Bing: “@I have had my differences with her and I submit them, but I can’t deny that it is ready and that Trump does not deserve to be Pres.”
Former Obama HACK Dan Pfeiffer deletes tweet on Trump admin. response to Puerto Rico https://t.co/c4Q86xs11W
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 26, 2017
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