Chris Evans, more stars hit Trump for crit­i­ciz­ing dis­as­ter-hit San Juan mayor

Panay News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.”

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