Schumer Takes Issue with Trump’s Attacks on San Juan Mayor, Says The President Should “Roll Up His Sleeves”

Schumer Takes Issue with Trump’s Attacks on San Juan Mayor, Says The President Should “Roll Up His Sleeves”

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, said on Sunday that President Trump needs to “roll up his sleeves and get to work” on the disaster relief effort in Puerto Rico after he took shots at the mayor of San Juan on twitter over the weekend.

“The President, instead of tweeting against the mayor of San Juan, who’s watching her people die and just made a plea for help, ought to roll up his sleeves and get to work here,” Schumer said during an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

“The bottom line is, at least for the first week and a half, the effort has been slow-footed, disorganized and not adequate,” he added. “We need more help.”

The New York Senator said the response to the situation in Puerto Rico “has not been a good response.”

“It needs the President to stop calling names, stop downgrading the motives of people who are calling for help, but roll up his sleeves and get to work,” Schumer said. “And by the way, he should have gone to Puerto Rico earlier than two weeks — he’ll go Tuesday, that’s good, but two weeks — after it hit.”

via Talking Points Memo

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