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Trump Whines About ‘Cost Of Rebuilding’ Puerto Rico, Gets Brutal Response



President Trump on Friday fired off a tweet arguing that “big decisions” have to be made about the cost of rebuilding Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Well, Twitter shot back with the perfect response.

Puerto Rico is still reeling from a lack of basic necessities over a week after Hurricane Maria hit, but that didn;t stop Trump from complaining about the cost of recovery.

“The fact is that Puerto Rico has been destroyed by two hurricanes,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Big decisions will have to be made as to the cost of its rebuilding!”

One of Trump’s first remarks in response to the devastation in Puerto Rico was to complain about the “massive debt” owed by the U.S. territory.

San Juan Major Carmen Yulín Cruz, who’s been critical of the administration’s response in Puerto Rico, took issue with Trump’s comment Friday, telling CNN, “If we let them die, nobody is going to pay the debt!”

But Twitter users had a stronger response to Trump’s tone-deaf remarks. Here are some highlights:

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