Marc Anthony slams 'gruesome' Trump after president calls himself the 'best thing that's ever happened to Puerto Rico'

Marc Anthony is defending his "beloved" Puerto Rico after President Trump's insensitive tweets.

As Puerto Rico braces for Hurricane Dorian, just two years after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory, Trump shared that he is "closely" monitoring the situation. POTUS then reprimanded Puerto Ricans for not being grateful enough for FEMA in 2017 after being hit by back-to-back hurricanes. He also slammed "the incompetent Mayor of San Juan," Carmen Yulín Cruz.

Two hours later, Trump tweeted that Puerto Rico "is one of the most corrupt places on earth." He added, "And by the way, I’m the best thing that’s ever happened to Puerto Rico!"

Marc Anthony, who launched a relief effort for Puerto Ricans with Jennifer Lopez in 2017, slammed Trump and his "demented" tweets. "Coming from a gruesome individual like YOU it makes perfect sense," he wrote. "Filled with corruption and incapable of managing a fully staffed HOUSE."

Many people (and democratic presidential candidates) slammed Trump for the "tone-deaf" tweet.

Puerto Rico's mayor also responded to Trump's criticism amid their years-long feud. "The President has a vanity complex, he thinks everything is about him. He’s a liar and a racist and he continues to try and belittle the people of Puerto Rico," Cruz fired back, saying an insult from Trump is "well received" on her end because that means she is "nothing like him."

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