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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:27 AM

Trump Wanted to Sell Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria, His Former Homeland Security Head Says



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Trump Wanted to Sell Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria, His Former Homeland Security Head Says
ISLAND FOR SALE
Blake Montgomery
Updated Jul. 11, 2020 5:12PM ET /
Published Jul. 11, 2020 5:10PM ET


President Donald Trump raised the possibility of selling hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico to his Secretary of Homeland Security in late 2017, The New York Times reports. Elaine Duke, a Republican who served as acting head of Homeland Security from July to December 2017, told the Times in an interview, ďThe presidentís initial ideas were more of as a businessman, you know: Can we outsource the electricity? Can we sell the island? You know, or divest of that asset?Ē

Duke said the idea didnít come up in a serious way after Trumpís initial proposal. Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico in September 2017, causing billions of dollars in damages that the island nation is still recovering from.

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Reply Trump Wanted to Sell Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria, His Former Homeland Security Head Says (Original post)
babylonsister Jul 12 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 12 #1
PCIntern Jul 12 #2
Fullduplexxx Jul 12 #3
Ms. Toad Jul 12 #11
MythosMaster Jul 12 #4
madaboutharry Jul 12 #5
Hortensis Jul 12 #9
Renew Deal Jul 12 #6
Docreed2003 Jul 12 #7
SWBTATTReg Jul 12 #8
First Speaker Jul 12 #10
onetexan Jul 12 #12
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 12 #13
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 12 #14

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:28 AM

1. Maybe he could have offered it to Denmark in exchange for Greenland.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:29 AM

2. Was she herself going to buy it?

Sentence structure is very important in these matters.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:29 AM

3. He's gonna sell p.r. to that one person?!

President Donald Trump raised the possibility of[ selling hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico to his Secretary of Homeland Security in late 2017

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:37 PM

11. No. Just poor writing.


President Donald Trump raised, to his Secretary of Homeland Security in late 2017, the possibility of[ selling hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:36 AM

4. An aid probably told him

He doesn't get to keep the money for himself so he scraped the idea..

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:40 AM

5. I think this is important to understand

Trump hates Puerto Rican people. There has long been deep prejudice towards Puerto Ricans living in New York. There are derogatory slurs and all kinds of bigotry directed towards them by other New Yorkers. I havenít lived in the Tri State area for a long time, but I am sure there are still a lot of people who havenít changed their views. I think as far as Trump is concerned, that bigotry is baked in.

It makes perfect sense that he would ask if there was away to get rid of Puerto Rico. Maybe he even thought that would cancel their American citizenship and he could then deport them.

Yeah, he is that deranged.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:09 PM

9. Yes, he is. I really doubt he even considered PRns' citizenship

as he looked for a way to get rid of them with the whole island. Very possibly preferred to not really believe they were citizens even though he had to know at some point because most voted against him. After all, many bigots "believe" Hispanic Americans aren't really legitimate citizens.

Can't even imagine what in bizarre, simple pictures the world appears to him.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:46 AM

6. Don't remind him

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:53 AM

7. This is what happens

When an egomaniacal, narcissistic, illiterate, moron occupies the Oval Office. This is shocking, but it should be considering this is the guy who wanted to nuke hurricanes and buy Greenland.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:54 AM

8. So, if any state runs counter to what rump wants/says/does, then rump wants to sell off that state

and it's people?

hmmmm...instead of selling a state, I'd just settle for kicking out one particular family out of the US, seize all of their assets, and use some of those seized assets to help rebuild P.R. as we should have done in the beginning after the hurricane. Their last name (a hint) begins w/ a 'T'.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:19 PM

10. Maybe he should trade Puerto Rico...

...he could get Frank Robinson, a handful of magic beans, and a territory to be named later...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 01:16 PM

12. PR & DC both need to be elevated to Statehood. Damn fool can't tell his head from his ass.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 02:25 PM

13. Thinking he can sell off Puerto Rico shows that Trump hasn't the faintest clue

how a country differs from a business.

And people thought it was a good idea to run the country like a business.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:46 PM

14. Maybe he thought Putin or the Saudi's were interested.

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