San Juan Mayor: ‘I Was Asking for Help’ and Not Attacking Trump – General Buchanan Said He Doesn’t Have What He Needs

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz responded to criticisms of her by President Trump by stating that she was asking for assistance and not making “nasty” comments about the president. She also pointed Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, the leader of military hurricane efforts in Puerto Rico, saying that he had insufficient amounts of troops and equipment. Cruz began by talking about private donations and stated, “It’s a good dawn. And we’re moving ahead. And that’s what it’s all about. It’s about saving lives. It’s not about politics. It’s not about petty comments. it’s about moving forward, putting boots on the ground, and saving lives.” She then responded to Trump’s tweets about her by saying, “I was asking for help. I wasn’t saying anything nasty about the president. But don’t take my word for it. General Buchanan, a three-star general has said, as one of the first comments that he’s made about the Puerto Rico situation, that he doesn’t have enough troops, and he doesn’t have enough equipment of what he needs to get the situation under control. So, who am I? I’m just a little mayor from the capital city of San Juan. This is

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San Juan Mayor: ‘I Was Asking for Help’ and Not Attacking Trump – General Buchanan Said He Doesn’t Have What He Needs

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