Donald Trump has taken to the Twitterverse to criticize President Barack Obama and National Zoo CEO Matthiess Singer.
In the latest of his several tweets, Trump called for Obama to “reopen” the National Zoo, which is now closed after the devastating flooding.
“As President, I strongly urge you to reopen the National Zoological Park as soon as possible,” Trump wrote in one tweet on Wednesday morning.
“Our beloved National Zoo was destroyed in a devastating flood and it will be a major loss for the United States.
The National Zoo is a wonderful, beautiful and iconic asset to the United Sates and a symbol of American culture and history.”
Trump also suggested that the president would have to be “more forthcoming” about the situation in the zoo if he wanted the zoo to reopen.
“If the President can be more forthcoming and direct in his answers, then I believe that the National Zoo will reopen in its current condition,” Trump tweeted.
“Our zoo, once an asset to our great country, will have been lost forever.”
The National Zoo has had to close for more than a month because of flooding and a surge in temperatures.
Trump tweeted about the closure on Tuesday, saying the park would have “been closed in less than a week.”
“If they would reopen and I could reopen the zoo in the condition that it was in before the flood, I would do so,” Trump said.
“The only way to save the zoo would be to reopen it.”
The President’s latest tweet comes after he again threatened to close the zoo, this time on the same day that he was reportedly considering canceling a trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate.
Trump said in a tweet that he would cancel the trip to Mar-A-Lago if he were given the opportunity to do so.
“The National Zoon, one of our nation’s most iconic institutions, has been closed due to flooding in a flood that has devastated our region,” Trump’s tweet said.
“It is not possible to cancel the visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas’s Mar-ab-Lago Club and its many friends as a result of a lack of rain and flood control measures.
The President would cancel.”
Trump’s latest threat comes as he is facing mounting criticism from Democrats over his response to the flooding, including criticism from the Democratic National Committee.
“President Trump’s response to Harvey was woefully inadequate and shows that he is out of touch with the American people and the lives of the people of Houston and surrounding areas,” the DNC said in its letter to Trump on Monday.
“We look forward to working with the Administration to address the root causes of the crisis, including President Trump’s insistence on canceling his upcoming trip to Florida and Texas.”
The White House did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment on Trump’s tweets.