Alex Cora, in his first year as manager of the Boston Red Sox, has led them to an insane 100-46 record so far this season, resulting in them being the first team to punch their ticket for October.
Alex Cora is also Puerto Rican, and he had something to say to President Donald Trump after he claimed the death tolls being reported from Hurricane Maria were false.
Alex Cora on Donald Trump’s “disrespectful” tweets about Puerto Rico: “I hate that people make it a political issue. This is about human beings.”— Chris Mason (@ByChrisMason) September 13, 2018
Cora was referencing Trump's tweets about the aftermath of the hurricane where he did indeed politicize it. First, he flat out said that the numbers were false.
3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2018
He continued, putting the blame on the Democrats.
.....This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico. If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2018
Policies aside, you just can't go out there and say that the number of reported deaths due to a natural disaster is incorrect in an attempt to make yourself look better. It's insensitive to anyone who lost someone in the natural disaster, and just flat out disrespectful like Cora said, simply because human lives were at stake and still are.
Being Puerto Rican, Trump's comments hit closer to home for him than most, and he had every right to speak out against the president.