Popular vote loser Donald Trump has completely botched the government response to the disaster in Puerto Rico, to say the least.
Too busy playing golf and tweeting angrily at the NFL, he ignored the crisis for a week, and when he did finally respond, it was only because he was getting negative press for his reaction, or lack thereof.
And then, in the most Donald Trump fashion possible, he took to attacking Puerto Ricans and their government officials for their “wanting everything done for them.”
Now, here’s another disturbing detail of Trump’s response – in which he brags about the body count in Puerto Rico:
Trump is now essentially bragging that because he did such a good job with his Puerto Rico response that not very many people have died there.
Trump actually said these words: “The loss of life, it’s always tragic. But it’s been incredible. The results that we’ve had with respect to loss of life”
“The loss of life, it’s always tragic. But it’s been incredible. The results that we’ve had with respect to loss of life.” pic.twitter.com/S9ffJJqKdj
— Salvador Hernandez (@SalHernandez) September 29, 2017
It’s not hard to see with our own eyes just how horrific things are going in Puerto Rico. The images we all see and the calls for help from the Mayor of San Juan tell an entirely different story than Donald Trump.
Bill Palmer says:
Even against this tragic backdrop, Trump is boldly boasting about how his response has been so “incredible” that only sixteen people have died. The cold hard reality is that almost none of these people had to die. It’s not as if they died during the hurricane. They’ve died for various reasons related to the inexcusably delayed federal response by the Trump administration. And because it can’t be stressed enough, the people in Puerto Rico are United States citizens. That doesn’t make their lives any more valuable than the lives of anyone else. But it does mean their well-being is Donald Trump’s responsibility.
The Puerto Rico crisis isn’t Donald Trump’s Katrina. In terms of the failure of his response, it’s Katrina times ten. Now Trump’s own mouth is adding insult to injury.
This guy is not presidential . This is not leadership. This is not making American great again.
Share if you agree that we need someone who can actually show some sympathy and get American citizens the help they so desperately need, instead of turning it around to attacks on them.