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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:46 PM

"He's just racist": Ex-Puerto Rico governor says there's only one explanation for Trump's negligence

MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin spoke to Puerto Rico’s former Gov. Alejandro García Padilla (D) on Thursday, who said that President Donald Trump’s haphazard response to Hurricane Maria and his contemptuous attitude toward the people of Puerto Rico are because Trump is “just racist.”

García Padilla reminded Melvin that Puerto Ricans did not ask to become U.S. citizens. “It was imposed by Congress just prior to the first World War so our young Puerto Ricans back then can go into military service. So it’s the duty of the United States to put its boots on the ground here in Puerto Rico.”

“It’s not that we are begging,”
he said. “It’s what we deserve.”

Trump, said García Padilla, “is talking to his electoral base. He’s not talking about law or about history. He’s showing off the he’s just racist. Let’s call it by name.”

“That’s a pretty bold assertion, there,”
said Melvin, “to call the president of the United States a racist.”



VIDEO & MORE:
https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/hes-just-racist-ex-puerto-rico-governor-says-theres-only-one-explanation-for-trumps-negligence/

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Reply "He's just racist": Ex-Puerto Rico governor says there's only one explanation for Trump's negligence (Original post)
kpete Thursday OP
elehhhhna Thursday #1
mythology Thursday #7
Solly Mack Thursday #2
ananda Thursday #3
Gothmog Thursday #4
iluvtennis Thursday #9
underpants Thursday #5
TheBlackAdder Thursday #6
barbtries Thursday #8
Scruffy1 Thursday #10
Eyeball_Kid Thursday #11
DK504 Thursday #12
CakeGrrl Thursday #14
chaking53 Thursday #13

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:51 PM

1. He's also lazy

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:13 PM

7. And incompetent and too egotistical to realize any of it

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:53 PM

2. It's only bold if telling the truth is bold.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:55 PM

3. Agree

And opportunistic.

He's not depending on people in PR for donations
or votes.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:55 PM

4. Who is surprised that trump is a racist?

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:41 PM

9. Agree since he came down that elevator and called Mexicans rapists and murderers and then asking

black people what do they have to lose.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:10 PM

5. I agree but let's not also forget that PR doesn't vote

at least not in the general election. Also California didn't vote for him so.....connect the dots to the fires and not even a mention from Snowflake.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:13 PM

6. Trump is a Racist Moron. Intelligent Racists would rebuild PR so they don't relocate to the Mainland

Drumpf can't even do racism right! No matter what he touches, he fucks up!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:47 PM

8. that has to be the bottom line.

Trump invited Nazis into the WH. Instead of addressing the very real grievances of black people he threw up a huge diversion about "patriotism." He said there were good people on "both sides" when only the racists killed someone. He has been quoted in the past talking about how his "genes" are good. "There's my African American" "What have you got to lose?"

trump is a white supremacist. and the worst thing about it is, he's president. i'm losing hope here.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:56 PM

10. Has anyone told Melvin that water is wet.

i am so sick pf these sycophantic talking heads. Oh so careful not to offend even the lowest scum.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:57 PM

11. Amen! You got THAT right!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:28 PM

12. So the Gov is finally on board. What took ya' so long?

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Response to DK504 (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:40 PM

14. Ex-Governor. The current one is only just becoming disillusioned. -nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:42 PM

13. He's not crazy or stupid - He's doing exactly what Putin wants!!!!!!!

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