Donald Trump is up early on Saturday and he’s servin’ up his trademark “covfefe” pipin’ hot, America. Get your mug.
You’ll recall that on Friday, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz was incredulous to learn that Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke went on national television and described the situation in Puerto Rico as “a good news story.” Here’s the clip:
"Dammit, this is not a good news story": San Juan mayor slams acting DHS Secretary Duke's comments about Puerto Rico https://t.co/mWdPEsCSHn
— CNN (@CNN) September 29, 2017
That seemed to have marked some kind of turning beyond which there was no return for the Mayor, who would later say the following to Trump:
Trump has, of course, been distracted from Puerto Rico by a number of more important considerations, including his ongoing feud with the entire professional sports community and his effort to pass tax reform that would save his family an estimated $1.1 billion.
Additionally, Trump is trying to deflect blame for his bungled disaster response by citing the fact that Puerto Rico is an island which, he learned this week, means it’s “surrounded by water.” And not just any water – “big water.” “Ocean water.”
good luck Puerto Rico…. pic.twitter.com/2WIxmVufCv
— Walter White (@heisenbergrpt) September 29, 2017
Well on Saturday morning, Trump took it up a notch on Twitter and, in a move that will almost invariably turn into yet another horrific PR (double entendre there) disaster, he is now claiming this is a conspiracy against him orchestrated by the Democrats. No, really:
It got worse – and immeasurably so. Trump went to claim that the woman you see in the clips above, as well as unidentified “others in Puerto Rico”, are demonstrating “poor leadership” by refusing to “help”:
They are, Trump says, lazy people who “want everything done for them“…
Needless to say, all of that is absolutely beyond the pale, even for Trump and you can expect this will be met with a furious backlash from Puerto Rico, from Democrats, and most assuredly from the media which will be all over this like the President on pussy.