Ex Puerto Rico Attorney General Accuses San Juan Mayor of Being Political Hack, Gets Cut Off by CNN

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Former Puerto Rico Attorney General Jose Fuentes went live on CNN on Sunday and defended the Trump administration’s relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The discussion was focused on  San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz’s claims that Donald Trump is not doing enough for helping Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria that totaled the tiny island.

Jose Fuentes is a Republican and he accused San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of unfairly attacking the POTUS while using USA’s hurricane relief efforts for propping up her own political agenda, which is a future gubernatorial bid.

Former Puerto Rico Attorney General Jose Fuentes was discussing these issues on CNN’s New Day show and here’s what he said:

The mayor of San Juan is a political hack. She was singing the praises of the president until her political adviser, [Rep.] Luis Gutiérrez from Chicago, got there and brought her the t-shirts and said, ‘Hey you want to run for governor, if she wants to run…

At this point, the CNN host cut the live feed off, claiming audio issues and handed over the microphone to Maria Cardona, CNN’s Democratic Political Commentator, who obviously unleashed a furious critique of the POTUS. Miraculously, the audio feed was reestablished and Jose Fuentes went on to saying (again) that Puerto Rico is suffering from logistical problems which are not the US government’s problem/fault but they’re due to San Juan mayor’s political posturing (and sheer incompetence, nota bene). Here’s the video:

The same story was told by FEMA chief Brock Long on Sunday, when he defended the Donald’s relief efforts and accused San Juan’s mayor of failing to cooperate with US authorities:

“What I don’t have patience for is the fact that what we’re trying to do and we have successfully done is we’ve established a joint field office in San Juan. And you should go there, you should go see that operation, where we’re having daily conversations with all of the mayors, we’re working with the government and his leadership to create unified objectives.

We can choose to look at what the mayor spouts off or what other people spout off or we can also choose to see what’s actually being done,” 

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