September 30, 2017
Pennsylvania state Senator Daylin Leach is at it again, shaming President Donald Trump with yet another of his creative insults.
Leach took to Twitter on Saturday morning, weighing in on a Trump tweetstorm that lashed out at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who pleaded Friday for help "to save us from dying." Puerto Rico officials are questioning the federal government's response to the devastation from Hurricane Maria, which hit more than a week ago.
"She's knee-deep in fetid water begging 4 help, while U are cheating on the 14th hole, U heartless, amoral dung-panini! #PuertoRicoReliefNOW" Leach tweeted
Leach's comment came after Trump's posts that accused Cruz and other officials in the U.S. territory of demonstrating "such poor leadership." Trump fired off the tweets from his golf club estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, according to the Associated Press.
The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
...Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
...want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
The military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an amazing job. Puerto Rico was totally destroyed.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
"We are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency," Cruz said during a news conference on Friday. "I am begging, begging anyone that can hear us, to save us from dying."
Trump, who has received criticism for being more sympathetic toward hurricane victims in Texas and Florida, is scheduled to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday.
Cruz posted a photo of her wading through intense floodwaters on Saturday morning.
The goal is one: saving lives. This is the time to show our "true colors". We cannot be distracted by anything else. pic.twitter.com/7PAINk19xM— Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) September 30, 2017
Leach, a Democrat who represents Montgomery County, has previously launched similar insults at Trump and his administration.
In August, Leach called Attorney General Jeff Sessions a "little Twap Widgit" after he pledged to crack down on government leakers.
Most famously, Leach gained notoriety across the country for his social media presence in February after he called Trump a "loofah-faced, s***-gibbon."
When asked to elaborate on Saturday's insult, Leach said through his spokesman Steve Hoenstine that the presidential lashing was a "new low, even for Trump."
"Blaming poor people whose lives have been devastated by this hurricane, accusing them of being lazy, and attacking their mayor is a new low, even for Trump," Leach said in the statement. "It's morally repulsive. It's as if he was injected with every bad quality a human being could possibly have."