Donald Trump received heavy criticism for his delayed response to the hurricane damage in Puerto Rico and Hillary Clinton believes she eventually influenced the president to act.
The former presidential candidate joined “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night where she discussed her recently released books and criticized Trump for the way he’s handled the disasters that have hit the U.S. over the past few weeks.
“You know recently with the hurricanes and particularly the damage in the Virgin Islands and in Puerto Rico–you know I was right in the middle of our government responding to the horrible effects of the earthquakes in Haiti–so I knew what we’re capable of doing,” the former secretary of state said. “And I waited because I thought they don’t need me saying, ‘Hey, send naval assets, get the hospital ship comfort down there,’ but a couple of days later nothing was happening. So, I tweeted.”
“I tweeted at the president and the secretary of defense and the defense department. And I basically implored them to send naval assets, including the hospital ship, and it took a few more days and then finally they did,” Clinton explained.
Jimmy Fallon then joked that it seems the best way to elicit a response from the president is on Twitter.
“I suppose I could go on some of the TV shows he watches,” Clinton joked, “but I think tweeting helped.”