Even his own father, former governor Pedro Rossello, stepped down from positions within their pro-statehood New Progressive Party and disaffiliated himself from it in a severe blow to party members.
Rafael Bernabe: "His resignation is inevitable".
Asked if Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló should resign, Trump said he was awful.
"That way, I can focus on the job at hand", he said, referring in part to fighting corruption and overseeing recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. "And we have to transfer this energy to those struggles". The governor has said he's not resigning, in the wake of hundreds of pages of leaked chats revealing misogynistic and homophobic comments, among many others.
Puerto Rican celebrities including pop singer Ricky Martin, a target of the governor's chats, merengue singer Olga Tanon and rapper Bad Bunny joined the protest crowds.
Protesters demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The protests spread to NY on Monday.
Public anger has been simmering in the US Caribbean island territory over the slow progress of recovery from the devastating hurricane of 2017 and alleged corruption in its administration.
As lawmakers study the possibility of impeachment, the governor said Sunday he would face any proceedings "in a responsible manner". "At the same time the governor is not good". The Republican president also criticized San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz.
"He has just basically completely ignored the will of the people", said Diaz. "The chat was the tip of the iceberg", she told Al Jazeera.
Budget cuts - which, among other actions, forced the closure of schools - prompted many Puerto Ricans to flee the island.