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.