Trump Just Doubled Down On His Attacks Against San Juan Mayor In Afternoon Twitter Rant

President Trump continues to act like he thinks his job is White House press secretary rather than the President of the United States. How else could one explain his continuing stream of tweets attacking the so-called “fake news” media, Democrats, the mayor of San Juan, and the people of Puerto Rico for the failing of his own administration’s response to the humanitarian crisis caused by Hurrican Maria in the US territory?

Trump spent the morning asking America, including those few Puerto Rico residents with enough electricity and cell phone reception to access Twitter, to believe him rather than their own eyes when viewing reports of the slow recovery process on the island.

He started with a continuation of last night’s attacks on the media, whom he thinks are out to “get Trump” when they accurately report on the shortcomings of the federal relief effort for the disaster-afflicted territory, adding in an accusation of a political conspiracy as well.

After a few more tweets praising the few officials in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands who have yet to publically criticize him for paying more attention to NFL players protesting racism than the festering calamity on U.S. soil, Trump continued to deny the reality that his own military commander in charge of the relief effort on the ground in Puerto Rico has already acknowledged.

In typical Trump fashion, the president followed his highly partisan and divisive words with an incongruous call for unity.

Trump being Trump, of course, he couldn’t let a call for unity be his last word on the subject. Less than half an hour later, he renewed his attacks on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz with this tweet:

It’s easy to wait for results from the comfort of your private golf club, Mr. President. Why not do everything you can to help by spending less time on Twitter and more on the details of recovery efforts?

Add your name to millions demanding Congress take action on the President’s crimes. IMPEACH TRUMP & PENCE!

Vinnie Longobardo

Vinnie Longobardo is a writer, producer, and international media executive formerly with MTV/Viacom, G4/Comcast, and Warner Bros., among others. He is a winner of the International Documentary Association Award for "Artists United Against Apartheid: The Making Of Sun City". Growing up in the Bronx, he was a high school classmate of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. He attended Cornell University, SUNY Binghamton, and NY Institute of Technology.

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