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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 07:47 AM

Trump Reportedly "Selling Puerto Rico"

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-puerto-rico-elaine-duke-divest_n_5f0b842dc5b67a80bc093597

President Donald Trump inquired about the possibility of “selling” Puerto Rico after the island was pummeled by Hurricane Maria, his one-time head of homeland security told The New York Times.


Elaine Duke, former acting secretary of homeland security, said that Trump approached the situation of a devastated Puerto Rico as a businessman would and asked about the option of “divesting” or “selling” the U.S. territory as it struggled in the aftermath of the 2017 hurricane. She was taken aback by that response, she told the Times.


“The president’s initial ideas were more of as a businessman,” Duke recalled. “Can we outsource the electricity? Can we sell the island ... or divest of that asset?”


Trump railed against Puerto Rican officials at the time over the amount of money needed to rebuild after Maria struck — and complained that the island had thrown the U.S. budget “out of whack.” His administration was sharply criticized for its slow and inadequate response after the catastrophe, which ultimately killed some 3,000 people. Trump called San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz “nasty” after she criticized his administration’s response.
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Duke said the Puerto Rico divestment issue was never seriously discussed after Trump raised the idea.


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Response to avebury (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 07:48 AM

1. And there was Greenland

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-puerto-rico-elaine-duke-divest_n_5f0b842dc5b67a80bc093597

In a related consideration in 2019, Trump revealed that he mulled a “large” American “real estate deal” to purchase the autonomous Danish territory of Greenland, home to 56,000 people. Denmark might be up for it, he argued, because it’s “losing almost $700 million a year carrying” Greenland.


The Danes and Greenland residents were appalled. Officials blasted the idea as “ridiculous” and the “final proof” that Trump had “gone mad.”

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Response to avebury (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 07:49 AM

2. In February 2021 Puerto Rico and DC need to be added states

Add two new states and eliminate the filibuster if we have to

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 07:53 AM

3. Amen.

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Response to avebury (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 08:04 AM

4. "divest of that asset"

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Response to avebury (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 08:09 AM

5. Hopefully we will be divesting the asshole in WH this November

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Response to avebury (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 08:22 AM

6. His initial ideas were those of an 8 year old who had watched movies about businessmen.

Fixed it.

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Response to avebury (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 08:22 AM

7. Clueless human ever!

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Response to avebury (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 08:29 AM

8. Yep, that's going to go over well with the million Puerto Ricans living here in Florida!

Maybe trumpy has forgotten that Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens and once they reside in any of the fifty states, they can register and vote in local, state and federal elections.

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Response to avebury (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:00 AM

9. Maybe Putin could float another sketchy loan from Deutsche Bank so Trump could buy the island,

evict all the Puerto Ricans from their homes like his father did in New York City, and build tacky overpriced condos to sell to Russian mobsters. Or better yet, convince MbS to buy Puerto Rico and create an extradition free Saudi Arabian state where Trump could hole up to avoid prosecution.

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Response to avebury (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:25 AM

10. Even if selling Puerto Rico was an option

isn't selling the island after it was devastated by a hurricane the definition of a bad deal because you would get the least amount of money for it?

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