Chris Evans, more stars hit Trump for criticizing disaster-hit San Juan mayor
CELEBRITIES including John Legend, Chris Evans and Lin- Manuel Miranda are slamming Donald Trump after he criticized San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz for “poor leadership” after the Puerto Rican politician said she was upset and frustrated at how the government has handled hurricane relief efforts.
Elaine Duke, who is the acting head of Homeland Security, said on Thursday, Sept. 28, that she was “very satisfied” with the government’s response to helping Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria, saying,“I know it is really a good news story in terms of our ability to reach people and the limited number of deaths that have taken place in such a devastating hurricane.”
That statement infuriated the mayor of San Juan and prompted her to respond to what she called “an irresponsible statement” saying, “This is, dammit, this is not ‘a good news story.’ This is a ‘people are dying’ story. This is a ‘life or death’ story. This is ‘there’s a truckload of stuff that cannot be taken to people’ story. This is a story of a devastation that continues to worsen.”
Trump responded to Mayor Cruz’s statements on Saturday, September 30, by tweeting, “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. … 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....... want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.”
His words sparked outrage among politicians, celebrities and others, who took to social media on Saturday to respond to the former reality star’s comments.
“Captain America” star Evans responded to Trump’s comments by writing a list, “A Trump Thread In A Time Of Crisis: - Narcissistic, - Defensive, -Insulting, -Multiple references to himself in the third person” with checkmark emojis next to each category.
Singer Legend tweeted, “Trump continues to dominate the shittiest president ever competition” while Lady Gaga wrote, “I this it’s clear where the ‘ poor leadership’ lies @realDonaldTrump Puerto Rico is part of the United States. This is our responsibility.”