"Fake News CNN and NBC are going out of their way to disparage our great First Responders as a way to "get Trump." Not fair to FR or effort!"
Ensuite il a bien entendu pris pour lui personnellement les critiques de la maire de la ville de San Juan qui appelle à l'aide en dénonçant la lenteur avec laquelle les services fédéraux interviennent. Très en colère il a répondu sur Twitter :
"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.
.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..
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."
Notez bien le "Il veulent (les Porto-Ricains) qu'on fasse tout pour eux alors que ça devrait être un effort de leur communauté".
Il faut savoir que Porto-Rico a été complètement ravagé par l'ouragan Maria, qu'il ne reste quasiment rien des infrastructures de l'île, que les habitants sont privés de tout et d'eau potable en particulier et qu'ils n'ont nulle part ou aller ou se réfugier.
Un article du Washington Post paru aujourd'hui est d'ailleurs très sévère sur le leadership de Trump dans cette affaire :
As Hurricane Maria made landfall on Wednesday, Sept. 20, there was a frenzy of activity publicly and privately. The next day, President Trump called local officials on the island, issued an emergency declaration and pledged that all federal resources would be directed to help.
But then for four days after that — as storm-ravaged Puerto Rico struggled for food and water amid the darkness of power outages — Trump and his top aides effectively went dark themselves.
Trump jetted to New Jersey that Thursday night to spend a long weekend at his private golf club there, save for a quick trip to Alabama for a political rally. Neither Trump nor any of his senior White House aides said a word publicly about the unfolding crisis.
Trump did hold a meeting at his golf club that Friday with half a dozen Cabinet officials — including acting Homeland Security secretary Elaine Duke, who oversees disaster response — but the gathering was to discuss his new travel ban, not the hurricane. Duke and Trump spoke briefly about Puerto Rico but did not talk again until Tuesday, an administration official said.
Administration officials would not say whether the president spoke with any other top officials involved in the storm response while in Bedminster, N.J. He spent much of his time over those four days fixated on his escalating public feuds with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with fellow Republicans in Congress and with the National Football League over protests during the national anthem.