Sanders Slams Trump for Attacks on San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor

Sanders Slams Trump for Attacks on San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, on Sunday criticized President Trump’s decision to attack the mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico as the island faces devastation following two Hurricanes.

“It is unspeakable,” Sanders said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Sanders said Trump was “speaking from his fancy golf club, playing golf with his billionaire friends, attacking the mayor of San Juan, who is struggling to bring electricity to the island, food to the island, water to the island, gas to the island.”

The Senator also added that it is reasonable for people to question whether race plays a factor in the President’s response to the crisis in Puerto Rico.

“Given the President’s history on race, given the fact that he, a few months ago told us that there were good people on both sides when neo-Nazis were marching in Charlottesville, yeah, I think we have a right to be suspect that he is treating the people of Puerto Rico in a different way than he has treated the people of Texas or Florida,” Sanders said.

via CNN Politics

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