Trump: Puerto Ricans ‘Want Everything to Be Done for Them’

President Trump took aim at storm-battered Puerto Rico in a series of Saturday morning tweets, claiming leaders of the U.S. territory appealing for federal help “want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.” Amid appeals from Puerto Rican authorities for federal aid in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Trump denounced the “poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan,” who has publicly criticized his administration's lackluster response to the island's disaster. Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz on Friday slammed the White House’s handling of the crisis, saying the federal government’s “inefficiency” is “killing” Puerto Ricans in need of urgent aid. Trump hit back, saying while Cruz “was very complimentary only a few days ago,” she “has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump.”