Government officials are upset with an anti-Donald Trump chef who had a contract to serve meals in Puerto Rico during the hurricane recovery effort, but is now being criticized for being a self-promoter.
José Andrés and President Donald Trump had been in business with one another in the past, but Andrés pulled out, causing Trump to sue.
After Hurricane Maria, Andrés signed two contracts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to serve meals to people in Puerto Rico who were devastated by the Hurricane, Newsweekreports. The contracts, worth $11.5 million, have resulted in 2.2 million meals served.
"He was very critical of us publicly and we were disappointed he took that approach," Bahamonde said in an interview with Buzzfeed. "We had a good working relationship, and we paid him a lot of money to do that work. It wasn’t volunteer work — so we were disappointed in some of his public comments."
Source: Washington Free Beacon