This morning Donald Trump’s first tweet wasn’t about what preparations were being done to help those in the path of Hurricane Florence, instead, it was time again to toot his own horn about his work with Hurricane Maria a year ago in Puerto Rico.
We got A Pluses for our recent hurricane work in Texas and Florida (and did an unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico, even though an inaccessible island with very poor electricity and a totally incompetent Mayor of San Juan). We are ready for the big one that is coming!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 12, 2018
Over the last 24 hours, Trump has heaped lots of praise on himself as far as Puerto Rico is concerned calling it the “one of the best jobs that’s ever been done.” He said if you ask the Governor he’ll tell you what a great job the administration did. Puerto Rico’s Governor has indeed responded and he isn’t exactly complimenting Trump.
Governor Rosselló of Puerto Rico issued statement responding to Pres Trump calling the Federal response to the hurricane disaster there last year "incredibly successful" pic.twitter.com/CZwX2VePe3
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 12, 2018
The reaction to Trump’s A+ grade isn’t sitting well with others who were on the front lines of Puerto Rico either.
2,431 applications for funeral assistance were submitted to @fema after María. Only 75 approved. Oh yes Mr Pres another sign of success?
— Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) September 12, 2018
The Minority Whip in the House is taking it a step further saying Trump should apologize to the people of Puerto Rico.
.@RealDonaldTrump ought to apologize, & Congress ought to investigate what went wrong with the Admin’s response & ensure it does not happen again. With #Florence now threatening our country, I pray @POTUS & his team aren’t taking the same approach they did last year.
— Steny Hoyer (@WhipHoyer) September 12, 2018