It starts with a Trump Tweet fest, as it often does. Over the weekend the Mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico pleaded for help for her people and criticized FEMA’s slow response. That was all it took for the President to take offense and fire off a number of insulting and ridiculous tweets, among other things, insinuating that the Island’s people ‘expected handouts’ after Hurricane Maria.
Trump tweeted: ‘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.’
Celebs such as Lin-Manuel ‘Hamilton’ Miranda came to the defense of the Puerto Ricans.
Other Hollywood celebrities chimed in from Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, and George Takei besting Trump at his own (Twitter) game.
JLo’s tweet was especially effective, posting a photo contrasting Carmen Yulín Cruz wading through waist-deep flood water in Puerto Rico with Trump casually tossing a golf ball during one of his frequent golf trips.
J-Lo captioned the photo ‘Photos were taken five minutes apart. Couldn’t make this up folks. #shameful.’