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Trump Attacks San Juan Mayor, Trump Officials and Right Wing Media Eagerly Echo

Sat, Sep 30, 2017 at 12:20:12 pm

Donald Trump is at one of his golf courses for another weekend vacation, but he woke up in a rage this morning, grabbed his iPhone, and fired off one of the most vile series of tweets ever, attacking San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz because she voiced a rather mild criticism of his very obvious lack of engagement with the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.

He kicked it off with a deranged, paranoid claim that Mayor Cruz was "told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump." This guy.

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.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017

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...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....

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017

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...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.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017

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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!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017

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"They want everything to be done for them." Translation: "Puerto Ricans are lazy." This isn't a dog whistle, it's an air raid siren of overt bigotry.

Meanwhile this is what Carmen Yulín Cruz has been doing while Trump plays golf and relaxes at a luxury resort.

The goal is one: saving lives. This is the time to show our "true colors". We cannot be distracted by anything else. pic.twitter.com/7PAINk19xM

— Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) September 30, 2017

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Other Trump officials promptly echoed Trump's vicious comments, because of they did.

.@realDonaldTrump hater, the Mayor of San Juan - is the perfect example of an opportunistic politician. Go ask PR Gov about responsiveness. pic.twitter.com/us3p78P9zK

— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) September 30, 2017

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And the right wing media, always eager to jump on a racist Trump-incited bandwagon, promptly followed suit.

Now that Trump has given the signal to the right wing media, they're all eagerly smearing San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz.

— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) September 30, 2017

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It's hard to continue being outraged day after day by this rotting pumpkin in an ill-fitting suit, but this really is one of the worst episodes yet in this rotten presidency.