Hollywood Outraged Over Trump's Criticism of San Juan Mayor: "You're Going Straight to Hell"
"Did you tweet this one from the first hole, 18th hole, or the club?"
President Donald Trump drew the ire of Hollywood after launching a Twitter attack on San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz on Saturday.
In a series of early-morning tweets, Trump lashed out at Cruz: "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."
He also claimed Cruz, "who was very complimentary only a few days ago," had been told "by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump."
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.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
...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....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
...want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
The president's outburst comes after the capital city's mayor pleaded for help from the U.S. "to save us from dying" after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico. Cruz had previously accused the Trump administration of "killing us with the inefficiency."
Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Legend, Lady Gaga and more stars quickly reacted with outrage and disgust over Trump's criticism on their own social media accounts, with many calling the president out for spending time at his golf club rather than taking action.
Miranda tweeted in response, "She has been working 24/7. You have been GOLFING. You're going straight to hell."
Legend noted that "Trump continues to dominate the shittiest president ever competition," while Gaga wrote, "I [think] it's clear where the 'poor leadership' lies."
See more reactions from Hollywood below.
She has been working 24/7.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 30, 2017
You have been GOLFING.
You're going straight to hell.
Fastest golf cart you ever took. https://t.co/5hOY23MBvQ
Trump continues to dominate the shittiest president ever competition https://t.co/mUOiLfpfLT— John Legend (@johnlegend) September 30, 2017
I this it's clear where the 'poor leadership' lies @realDonaldTrump Puerto Rico is part of the United States. This is our responsibility.— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) September 30, 2017
.@CarmenYulinCruz I see you, I hear you, I love you. You're a hero.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 30, 2017
A Trump Thread In A Time Of Crisis:— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 30, 2017
-Multiple references to himself in the third person.https://t.co/eR4V0FBhJe
Power in the hands of the selfish is useless to everyone else. Calling a woman Nasty when she is desperately begging for help is repulsive.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) September 30, 2017
He would never talk this way about a predominantly white community. https://t.co/5voSwXEXLJ— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) September 30, 2017
You literally sent this from a golf course you fat bigot https://t.co/M8wTmZFARU— rob delaney (@robdelaney) September 30, 2017
Trump's the kind of guy who if his wife yelled at him during childbirth would call her a fat cow & storm out of the room. #supportmayorcruz— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) September 30, 2017
People could be dying as a direct result of you flippantly deciding to be an asshole about this. Step up, then step down. https://t.co/mltK1v7FeZ— Adam Scott (@mradamscott) September 30, 2017
The irony of Trump golfing and tweeting—saying the mayor of San Juan wants “everything to be done for them”—it’s is thick as his skull. pic.twitter.com/BIdMZpWQfB— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 30, 2017
Trump complains the folks in Puerto Rico want “everything done for them”—as he pushes a button in the Oval Office to order a Diet Coke.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 30, 2017
ASSHOLE.— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) September 30, 2017
You have understand that football players kneeling bothers Trump more than people dying in PR.— Tommy Chong (@tommychong) September 30, 2017
MAKE NO MISTAKE: https://t.co/R1cyLrWEkR— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) September 30, 2017
Donald Trump is a white supremecist.— Jordan Horowitz (@jehorowitz) September 30, 2017
Think about it. Donald Trump is sitting in his disgusting golf club rage tweeting at a woman trying to save the lives of her people.— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) September 30, 2017
The best way to helpfully channel your energy and outrage over Trump's Puerto Rico tweets: https://t.co/ybTsoCDGPr— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) September 30, 2017
Later in the day, Trump made a point to praise Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello as a "leader who is really working hard" and to thank Puerto Rico Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon for being "wonderful to deal with."
Blaming "fake news media" and Democrats for the strong backlash to his earlier comments, he added, "We must all be united in offering assistance to everyone suffering in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the wake of this terrible disaster."