Trump praises Las Vegas gunman as ‘probably smart’ — but bashes San Juan mayor as ‘not very capable’
President Donald Trump gave a lengthy interview to Mike Huckabee, where he slammed San Juan’s mayor and praised the Las Vegas gunman’s intelligence.
The president spoke to Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and father of Trump’s press secretary, on his self-titled TBN show Saturday about his response to Puerto Rico.
Trump bashed Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, whom he attacked last weekend on Twitter but brushed off during his visit to the battered island, as “not a capable person.”
“We have the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, who didn’t attend meetings, who didn’t work with FEMA, who really did not do a very good job — in fact, did a very poor job,” Trump said. “And she was the lone voice that we saw — and of course that’s the only voice the media wanted to talk to, and she’s running for governor, big surprise.”
On the other hand, the president praised the response by Las Vegas police to the mass shooting that left 58 people dead and hundreds more wounded — and he was apparently impressed by the gunman, as well.
“This was a sick person, but probably smart,” Trump said. “And he had cameras, but (police) got there so quickly, and they really did — and they have to be given credit.”