Dodgers’ Enrique Hernández rips Trump over conduct in Puerto Rico
Los Angeles Dodgers utility player Enrique Hernández, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, took to Twitter to blast Donald Trump over a video from the President’s visit Tuesday to his Hurricane Maria-devastated homeland.
The video posted by Time shows Trump distributing paper towels to people in Guaynabo as if he were shooting basketballs.
Trump tosses paper towels to hurricane survivors in Puerto Rico pic.twitter.com/ACQCaCv7oW
— TIME (@TIME) October 3, 2017
Hernández took umbrage to the optics of the scene, arguing that Trump wasn’t conducting himself in manner befitting a devastating humanitarian crisis.
“I’ve tried not getting too political but PR is going through something very serious and this guy is trying to make this (expletive) funny?! SMH!!!!” Hernández wrote in a tweet posted Tuesday afternoon.
Suffice to say, Trump continues to serve as a lightning rod for criticism from professional athletes.
Hernández is among several Puerto Rico-born major leaguers who have rallied support for the victims of Hurricane Maria, raising over $70,000 via a YouCaring crowdfunding page.
The latest death toll in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria stands at 34, per an announcement from Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello on Tuesday evening. A majority of the three million American citizens who call Puerto Rico home are still without water, electricity and cellular service.