Blue Check Twitter — never a natural ally for President Trump — raged Tuesday after the the president “joked” in Puerto Rico that the cost of rebuilding the island was throwing the U.S. budget “out of whack.”
“I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you’ve thrown out budget a little out of whack,” said Trump. “Because we’ve spent on a lot of money on Puerto Rico. And that’s fine we’ve saved a lot of lives.” In addition, the president also said islanders should be proud that only 16 people died.
While it was very par for the course for Trump — Alyssa Milano didn’t much care for it.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 3, 2017
And neither did any of her other Hollywood pals.
Donald, the disaster in Puerto Rico IS a real catastrophe and your budget issues are NOT their fault. How about just stop talking. Just stop https://t.co/SD6SeopGoD
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 3, 2017
Historically speaking, it’s always fascinating 2 remind myself that in my lifetime we elected both the 1st Black President & the 1st monster https://t.co/0zQc8F0C2x
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) October 3, 2017
— Adam Goldberg (@TheAdamGoldberg) October 3, 2017
Translation: So, you see, Puerto Rico isn’t MY Katrina, so therefore I haven’t done anything wrong. No need to thank me with an apology https://t.co/NC1oiescMa
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) October 3, 2017
Register to vote!
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) October 3, 2017