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San Juan Mayor To Trump: We Are Not ‘Animals That Can Be Disposed Of’, ‘Save Us From Dying’

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San Juan Mayor To Trump: We Are Not ‘Animals That Can Be Disposed Of’, ‘Save Us From Dying’




Moments after President Trump again congratulated himself for his handling of the federal response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico, the mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital city San Juan held a live press conference to beg “anyone that can hear us to save us from dying.”

“The world will see how we are treated — not as second-class citizens, but as animals that can be disposed of,” said Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.

“Enough is enough,” said Cruz.

“I am going to do what I never thought I would do. I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying,” she said. “We are dying and you are killing us with the inefficiency.”



President Trump on Thursday praised his administration’s relief efforts in Puerto Rico, telling reporters that his team is doing an “incredibly good job” despite having “nothing to work with.”

“We have done an incredible job, considering there’s absolutely nothing to work with,” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn.

“And a very big question is, what are we going to do with the power plant? Because the power plant is totally wiped out,” he said. “There is nothing. The power grid is gone.”

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