Why isn’t Trump rushing to help Puerto Rico’s U.S. citizens? Political payback Yes, Maria is Trump’s Katrina. He’s shown the same level of ineffectiveness as George W. Bush in responding to the devastation of black and poor New Orleans. Nine months into his presidency, President Trump doesn’t get it: He now represents everyone — and that includes Puerto Ricans, on the mainland and on the island. Perhaps, in the aftermath of Irma and Maria, Puerto Ricans will become climate-change refugees. They’d do well to move to Florida — and exercise their right to vote in a swing state. Perhaps that’s the only way for Puerto Rico to obtain all that it deserves, instead of the second-class citizen status that comes with being an American colony under Trump. ----------------- His golf course went belly up in Puerto Rico. 72% voted for Hillary Clinton. We already know how thin skinned he is. He said Puerto Ricans are lazy and not pulling their own weight. FEMA Administrator Disagrees With Trump: ‘I Believe the Puerto Ricans Are Pulling Their Weight’ Lt. General Russel Honore outlined a plan to help Puerto Rico and even Republicans right here on the USMB laughed at it. And he was the guy who saved New Orleans after the Katrina debacle. I wonder how many more Puerto Rican's will die before this is over?