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Trump Golfed as Puerto Rico Struggled
September 30, 2017 at 7:02 am EDTBy Taegan Goddard42 Comments
Washington Post: “As Hurricane Maria made landfall on Wednesday, Sept. 20, there was a frenzy of activity publicly and privately. The next day, President Trump called local officials on the island, issued an emergency declaration and pledged that all federal resources would be directed to help.”
“But then for four days after that — as storm-ravaged Puerto Rico struggled for food and water amid the darkness of power outages — Trump and his top aides effectively went dark themselves.”
“Trump jetted to New Jersey that Thursday night to spend a long weekend at his private golf club there, save for a quick trip to Alabama for a political rally. Neither Trump nor any of his senior White House aides said a word publicly about the unfolding crisis.”
Puerto Rico update: flash floods and health crises
Puerto Rico is still largely without power and at least 16 people have died more than a week after Hurricane Maria hit the island.
The region is expecting heavy rainfall and is under flash flood watch until Sunday evening, per the National Weather Service.
Millions are still without water and power, including the U.S. commonwealth, according to the U.S. Energy Dept.
A FEMA official said "you'll see more presence, more equipment, in support of the municipalities" over the coming days.
Puerto Rico Governor Rosselló said yesterday that if the 3,000 crates of private-sector goods can't be delivered to the island, the government will ask the owners to sell them so that they can deliver to Puerto Rico's residents.
Trump tweeted about Puerto Rico this morning. "I will be going to Puerto Rico on Tuesday with Melania. Will hopefully be able to stop at the U.S. Virgin Islands (people working hard)." And he retweeted a couple Puerto Rico messages, first from the U.S. Air Force: "#AirForce relief efforts in #PuertoRico & #VirginIslands" and another that was a video from the Dept. of Defense showing the relief efforts in PR.
But he started the day with a few tweets about San Juan's mayor:
"The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump."
"...Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They.... want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job."
"The military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an amazing job. Puerto Rico was totally destroyed."
Trump went after the "fake news" in a series of tweets:
"Fake News CNN and NBC are going out of their way to disparage our great First Responders as a way to "get Trump." Not fair to FR or effort!"
"The Fake News Networks are working overtime in Puerto Rico doing their best to take the spirit away from our soldiers and first R's. Shame!"
Puerto Rico update: flash floods and health crises
Ask the folks in Houston why drinking rain water might not be such a good idea. Are you channel inimitable Marie Antoinette?
Repeal collapses, his HHS director resigns in disgrace, and how does Trump decide to distract? He insults dying Americans, and his base cheers. Pathetic.
I wonder if because of all the devastation, if Puerto Ricans flood to the US mainland, will Trump will put Puerto Rico on his Travel Ban List?
President Trump spoke to reporters Friday from the White House in
Washington before he departed for Bedminster, New Jersey where he is
expected to head to his Trump National Golf Club, telling them that
Puerto Rico is going really well.…let them drink Trump wines if they lack water
Watch As A Totally Mentally Gone Trump Explains To America What An Island Is
People in the Florida Keys had built cisterns to collect rain water for drinking.
Do a little research!
There was a research held in Australia showing that rain water is safe to drink, as long as it is collected in clean containers and properly filtered. However, since rain water contains no minerals, we should add mineral intakes if we consume rain water for more than 1 month. See also: Health Benefits of RiceWater.
11 Health Benefits of Drinking Rainwater (No.3 is Miraculous) - Dr Heben
The simple fact that America does not have a Health Cabinet Secretary cuz Price was wasting government money on private jets and partying while Puerto Rico died sez it all.
The totally incompetent and immoral trump regime at yer service.
Puerto Rico is trump's Katrina
You're doin a heck of a job trumpie
Responding to Donald Trump’s unhinged and racist Twitter tantrum on Saturday morning in which the president attacked both the San Juan mayor and the Puerto Rican people, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz laughed and said she’s too busy saving lives to care about Trump’s hateful ramblings.
In an interview on MSNBC’s AM Joy, Cruz said, “I have no time for distractions.”
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