The head of a federal disaster relief agency under former President Barack Obama blasted President Trump on Saturday for his handling of recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, accusing him of “malpractice.”
Jeremy Konyndyk, the head of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance during the Obama administration, responded to a Washington Post that said Trump and his team “effectively went dark” after heading to the president’s resort in Bedminster, N.J., last week for four days.
“He didn’t hold a high level meeting on the storm response until Tuesday – SIX DAYS after landfall. This is disaster mgmt malpractice,” Konyndyk tweeted, calling the report “so, so, damning.”
“Storm played out exactly as forecast. Was clear it would be devastating, and it was. And then….the President left things on autopilot,” Konyndyk added.
Konyndyk, who led the disaster relief office under the State Department from…