Lady Gaga: Trump not helping Puerto Rico 'because of the electoral votes'
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Pop star Lady Gaga suggested Saturday that President Trump “isn’t helping” Puerto Rico because it lacks electoral votes.

“Oh I see @realDonaldTrump you're not helping [Puerto Rico] because of the electoral votes u need to be re-elected #Florida=29 #Texas=38 #PuertoRico=0,” Gaga tweeted.

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While Puerto Rico does participate in the presidential primary process, the U.S. territory does not have a vote in the Electoral College.

Gaga, who campaigned for Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHouse Judiciary Committee subpoenas FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts Clapper: Trump was serious when he said he wants citizens to act like North Koreans do for Kim Hillary Clinton: Fundamental rights are 'under assault like never before' MORE during the 2016 presidential election, joined a host of critics blasting Trump on Saturday over his early-morning tweets on Puerto Rico.

In the tweets, Trump attacked “poor leadership” from San Juan’s mayor and other Puerto Rican officials following the devastation left by Hurricane Maria.

Trump also accused Puerto Rican workers of not helping in the relief efforts.

The Trump administration has been widely criticized for its response to the crisis in Puerto Rico and has scrambled in recent days to respond.

The Trump administration placed Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan in charge of the military relief operations Thursday. Buchanan said Friday that the Defense Department has not sent enough troops and vehicles to the island but would send more.

Trump insisted Friday that his administration is doing an “incredible job” with relief efforts.

"We have done an incredible job, considering there's absolutely nothing to work with," Trump told reporters at the White House.