Puerto Rico, Stop Whining!

Our president is on another road trip….this time he goes to Puerto Rico to address the citizens and the world on the relief efforts.

I am about at wits end when it comes to this person….he is more clueless today that he was on the day he took office…is that possible?

It is reported that he stated the Puerto Rico should be glad that it was not a Katrina type storm.  Trump tried to downplay the devastation by telling Puerto Ricans that their disaster wasn’t a real catastrophe like Hurricane Katrina.

The President said, “Every death is a horror, but if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina, and you look at the tremendous — hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that died, and you look at what happened here, with really a storm that was just totally overpowering, nobody’s ever seen anything like this. What is your death count as of this moment? 17? 16 people certified, 16 people versus in the thousands.”

What kind of uneducated dolt makes statements like is?  Trying to make unbalanced comparisons does nothing to help the situation.  It is juvenile to make such a comparison.

I rode out Katrina in my home….and the devastation was horrendous but as devastating as Puerto Rico….at least we still had water and gas service in most regions.  It was stupid to make that comparison.

Then he had to go and try to make things worse by blaming Puerto Rico for any budgetary problems we may have….

“Every death is a horror,” President Trump said Tuesday while meeting with local and federal officials at Muniz Air National Guard Base in Puerto Rico, but other remarks he made weren’t quite so heavy. While discussing his administration’s response to the devastation on the island, he quipped, “I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you’ve thrown our budget a little out of whack because we’ve spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico, and that’s fine.” The AP reports he was referencing the island’s $74 billion in debts and decade-old recession.

What a buffoon!  what about the money spent on Texas and Florida….these somehow were budget neutral?  What is Florida and Texas more of a citizenship thing?

BTW, Mississippi was in budgetary crisis during Katrina and no one blamed the state for the storm or the cost of the assistance………and relief was sent anyway.

If so will someone tell this bozo that the people of Puerto Rico are American citizens.  They may be brown and speak Spanish but Citizens nonetheless.

Maybe he should just stay at his golf club and try to keep his feet out of his mouth.  NOTHING he has said so far has done anything to make the recovery easier.

8 thoughts on “Puerto Rico, Stop Whining!

  1. He keeps doing it, doesn’t he? It’s a good indication of what happens when someone in that position doesn’t listen to experienced advisers. Despite all these gaffes though, he soldiers on, and still has considerable support. It makes you wonder…
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Remember when we had a president so in tune with the people that he could spontaneously break into that venerable hymn, “Amazing Grace” during his touching and empathetic memorial address to the Charleston gathering after the Roof murders of the prayer groups of nine, reminding us citizens that he was, afterall, a good and decent man and our leader?

    Or when we had a president who brought us together after the murder of nearly three thousand in the 9-11 terrorist attacks, showing in that one moment a goofy fellow who failed in business and seemed to be there more because of the Supreme Court than by will of the people could grow into the role of consoler in chief, our President?

    Or…we can go back president by president and recall moments when we cheered the president when he brought us together after disasters and the standard mass murders we seem doomed to have until Congress gets over this idea they can’t do anything to minimize mass murders. With one exception.

    President Obama asked us to give Trump a chance. We’ve given him all to many: This fellow will never grow into his role! The Puerto Rico visit made me cringe. Again. He is incapable of growth. There are months of evidence that supports my contention.

    Next chance to show growth: Las Vegas. May Ye Gods help us!

  3. I agree! Stop whining Puerto Rico! Have you heard anyone from the US Virgin islands whining like you guys?! Matter fact not once have I heard the US Virgin islands mentioned in the news. Suck it the hell up! This isn’t your first rodeo with hurricanes so instead of complaining get to work rebuilding and cleaning the damn island and quit your whining! Get in touch with the US Virgin Islands and the many other carribean islands affected by the last two recent hurricanes and get some pointers on recovery! Jesus Efin Christ!!!

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