Red Sox’s Alex Cora Calls Out Donald Trump For ‘Disrespectful’ Tweets Towards Puerto Rico

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Early Thursday morning, Donald Trump took to Twitter and blasted the many reports that stated 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit last year. The island raised the death toll from Hurricane Maria to an estimated 2,975 from 64 following a study by researchers at The George Washington University.

That was something the President didn’t agree with:

Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who is Puerto Rican, did not appreciate those tweets from the President and called the comments “disrespectful.”

“To be tweeting about 3,000 people and being efficient, it’s actually disrespectful for my country,” Cora said. “We see it that way. I know he probably doesn’t feel that way. And like I said, hey man, thank you for helping us. He went down there, he did what he did. I hate talking about politics and all that, but I think this is more than politics.”

Cora went on to state that he respects Trump as the President, but he doesn’t agree with “a lot of stuff that he says about us.”

“You know, 3,000, six, 18. I don’t know. We will never know how many, how many we lost. I hate that people that make it a political issue. This is about human beings. The people that went through this, they know what happened.”

(SI)

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