Chef José Andrés Is Twitter Trolling Trump on Puerto Rico (and It’s Pretty Great)

Andrés 2020?
Chef José Andrés Is Twitter Trolling Trump on Puerto Rico (and It’s Pretty Great)
Photo of José Andrés by Evy Mages.

Chef José Andrés has been on the ground in Puerto Rico for over a week, mobilizing aid through his organization, World Central Kitchen, and serving hundreds of thousands of meals to hurricane victims. And he’s not going to let President Trump forget it. In a series of tweets over the weekend, the naturalized American citizen—who’s no stranger to public battles with the current White House—reminded POTUS just what it means to serve your country. Andrés 2020?

The Jaleo restaurateur has been busy making hearty stews and giant pans of paella that feed thousands.

Andrés also shared some ideas about how Trump, who’s scheduled to visit Puerto Rico for the first time on Tuesday, might help.

And also, what not to do.

Trump has drawn widespread criticism for his response (or lack thereof) to the disaster in the American territory. While Andrés and his team were mobilizing, Trump spent the weekend following Hurricane Maria golfing at his private club in New Jersey. He then attacked San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and the victims who “want everything done for them.”

Meanwhile, Andrés keeps doing what he knows how to do best: feeding people.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.