Surgery performed with cellphones as flashlights in Puerto Rico, 20 October 2017. Photo: Alejandro Garcia Padilla / Twitter

By Caitlyn Hitt
23 October 2017

(New York Daily News) – A picture is worth a thousand words.

Former Governor of Puerto Rico Alejandro García Padilla took a jab at President Trump on Twitter following comments the President made about the United States' relief efforts on the island.

Padilla questioned Trump's rating of his performance as a "10," showing a group of surgeons operating on a patient using only light from their cell phones and flashlights more than one month after Hurricane Maria.

It's unclear where the photo, which has been widely circulated on Twitter, originated from.

In addition to retweeting the image, a number of Twitter users shared their own outrage over the lack of aid Puerto Rico has received in the weeks since the hurricane.

Many were quick to point out that about 28% of the island is still without running water. Nearly 90% of the island is without electricity.

Trump, often quick to respond to critics on Twitter, has yet to take aim at Padilla.

On Oct. 19, however, he gave himself a hearty pat on the back for his handling of recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

"I would give myself a 10," he said.

"I think we've done a really great job and we've had tremendous cooperation from the governor and we are getting there and people are really seeing the effort that's been put into Puerto Rico."

A week prior, Trump tweeted that Washington couldn't continue to help Puerto Rico "forever." [more]

Ex-governor of Puerto Rico tweets photo of surgeons operating by cell phone light


  1. Anonymous said...

    Told you he was an asshole. Trump is the national Asshole of America. His ego is larger then the entire country. His disrespect and dishonor to people, races, countries, leaders and people throughout the entire world will be remembered forever as being the worst example of a President ever produced by this nation.  


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