"We are tracking closely tropical storm Dorian as it heads, as usual, to
Cruz was a vocal critic of
"I said [Tuesday] that Trump needs to be quiet, "calm down" get out of the way and make way for those of us who are actually doing the work on the ground," Cruz fired back on Twitter Wednesday. "Maybe Trump will understand this time around THIS IS NOT ABOUT HIM; THIS IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS; THIS IS ABOUT SAVING LIVES."
Later in the afternoon, Trump broadened his target, calling
"Their political system is broken and their politicians are either Incompetent or Corrupt," he wrote Wednesday, as Dorian was churning toward the island. "
He also wrote that he was "the best thing that ever happened to
Cruz, a Democrat, often takes on Trump directly. On Tuesday, National Public Radio reported that the
Cruz tweeted out the story and wrote: "Could
During Maria she dramatically questioned the mainland's commitment to the island.
""We are dying here -- and I cannot fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world can not figure out the logistics of a small island," she said at the time.
Cruz's clashes with Trump have raised her national and political profile, even as she remains a divisive figure in
On Tuesday, Trump also tweeted about Dorian and its collision course with the island.
"Wow! Yet another big storm heading to
The comment drew angry responses on the island's afternoon political talk shows.
"You never hear the president saying 'Wow,
In Tuesday's tweet, Trump also repeated a claim that
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