President Donald Trump was on the receiving end of lots of criticism on Saturday after he went on a Twitter rant against Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital of San Juan. Trump said the mayor had been told by Democrats “that you must be nasty to Trump” and then criticized leaders in Puerto Rico who “want everything to be done for them.” Many were flabbergasted and did not hide their feelings.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, who has family in Puerto Rico, was one of the harshest, telling Trump he would be “going straight to hell. No long lines for you. Someone will say, ‘Right this way, sir.’ They'll clear a path.” The Hamilton creator did not stop there, following up with another tweet in which he defended the San Juan mayor: “She has been working 24/7. You have been golfing.” And to top it all off, he wondered whether the president sent his tweet “from the first hole, 18th hole, or the club?” And then he added: “You’re a congenital liar.”
She has been working 24/7.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 30, 2017
You have been GOLFING.
You're going straight to hell.
Fastest golf cart you ever took. https://t.co/5hOY23MBvQ
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright may have been the most direct but he was hardly the only celebrity to blast Trump for somehow finding it appropriate to play politics with a national tragedy.
When Trump is convicted, I hope he serves his time in a prison in Puerto Rico...— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) September 30, 2017
Comedian Cristela Alonzo wondered “how awful are you as a person that you don’t help dying people.” She continued on with a second tweet: “People from this admin can fly a private plane to go to McDonalds but can’t get one to PR? You didn’t drain the swamp; you flooded it.”
How awful are you as a person that you don’t help dying people and when you get called out for it by a Mayor, you say the Dems are to blame?— Cristela Alonzo (@cristela9) September 30, 2017
People from this admin can fly a private plane to go to McDonalds but can’t get one to PR? You didn’t drain the swamp; you flooded it.— Cristela Alonzo (@cristela9) September 30, 2017
George Takei said that it takes a crisis to put a person’s true character on display. “Donald has shown his true self: narcissistic, petty, lacking in empathy, and failing to lead,” he wrote.
In crisis, our true characters are revealed.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 30, 2017
Donald has shown his true self: narcissistic, petty, lacking in empathy, and failing to lead. https://t.co/1RDJmJGGDi
Author Stephen King seemed amazed at how the president could turn anything and make it about himself. “His picture should be next to NARCISSIST in the dictionary,” King wrote.
Donald Trump, the master of self-congratulation. His picture should be next to NARCISSIST in the dictionary.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 30, 2017
Luis Fonsi of Despacito fame also blasted Trump: “You’re supposed to be our leader...LEAD.”
Hit em’ while they’re down.People in PR are DESPERATE! Help got there WAY TOO LATE and WE NEED MORE! You’re supposed to be our leader...LEAD https://t.co/VBSZLowGw1— Luis Fonsi (@LuisFonsi) September 30, 2017
Questlove, meanwhile, kept things simple, and didn’t even mention Trump by name but there was little doubt who he was referring to when he tweeted out a single word: “ASSHOLE.”
ASSHOLE.— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) September 30, 2017