San Juan Mayor Blasts Trump For ‘Not Helping’ As She Stands In Front of Pallets of Aid

Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Irma and then Hurricane Maria a categaory 5 monster hurricane two weeks later.

It’s horrible and saddening, but San Juan’s Mayor Carmen Yuliz Cruz is a Democrat so she expects everything to be given to her for free.

So now she’s managed to get all of the liberal mainstream news outlets trashing President Trump after she went on a tirade against Trump on Friday.

San Juan Mayor said, “I’m mad as hell because my people’s lives are at stake… We are dying, and you (Trump) are killing us with inefficiency.”

The San Juan mayor accused FEMA and President Trump of offering her no help.

However, she said this in front of a pallet of U.S. aid.

Also note that in the video she didn’t have anyone behind her moving product.

Puerto Rican families are running low on the supplies they stockpiled before the storm, and across the island, many residents say they haven’t seen any aid deliveries.

But meanwhile, at the port in San Juan, row after row of refrigerated shipping containers have sit humming for days, goods locked away inside, NPR reports.

These containers were brought to the island by Crowley, a maritime shipping company. The company started unloading shipments on Saturday. By Friday, it will have received more than 4,000 loaded crates.

Most of the containers coming in have never left. Crowley says it has more than 3,400 commercial containers at its terminal now. That’s just one shipping company, at one port. Several other ports are accepting shipments, and stranded crates total an estimated 10,000.

“These containers are full of food, these containers are full of water, full of medicine … full of construction materials,” says Vice President Jose Ayala, who notes a barge a day has arrived since the port opened on Saturday. “It has reached Puerto Rico. The problem is we can’t get it on the shelves.”

It’s one thing to get supplies to Puerto Rico. But officials at the Department of Homeland Security, which administers FEMA, say moving goods around the island is the bigger challenge.

Apparently, the mayor expects Trump to personally come down and move the supplies for her.

She’s literally standing in front of pallets of aid while she gives her plea, but she seems to want more. Diesel is short and drivers are scarce, and yet the mayor is calling for the U.S. government to come in and fill that need, instead of calling for fellow Puerto Ricans to fill the gap.

The governor of Puerto Rico has issued an appeal for anyone with a commercial license to help distribute gas, Darmanin says.

“Whatever driver shows up, we put him to work,” he says.

Trump took to Twitter to encourage citizens to not believe the “fake news” and to say that the U.S. is “doing everything we can to help the great people of PR.”

Some U.S. citizens do tend to forget that Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and that it is our responsibility to help OUR people out.

But the U.S. government hasn’t forgotten and, while it may not be on the news as much as Florida and Texas were — they are helping. Regardless, Puerto Ricans shouldn’t underestimate the strength of themselves.

Instead of taking valuable time to complain and diss the President, they should be spending their time being the strong and self-sufficient beings that they are and banding together to fix up their home ravaged by a natural disaster — not the U.S. government.