“Bad things can happen when you are talking about a storm this size. It’s called Mother Nature. You never know, but we know. We love you all, we want you safe. Get out of the storm’s way.”
In a separate tweet, Trump warned that the storm was “looking even bigger than anticipated.”
Trump also took a shot at the mayor of San Juan after she derided his claim that the administration’s response to Hurricane Maria last year in Puerto Rico was an “incredible unsung success.”
Nearly 3,000 people are estimated to have died in the US territory as a result of that devastating Category 4 storm.
“We got A Pluses for our recent hurricane work in Texas and Florida (and did an unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico, even though an inaccessible island with very poor electricity and a totally incompetent Mayor of San Juan),” Trump tweeted.
“Shame on you,” Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said on Tuesday after Trump’s boasts of success.
“Nobody’s going to be singing his praises,” she added, calling the operation a “despicable act of neglect” by the Trump administration.