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Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:07 AM

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Trump: There will be 'American deaths on your watch' if you wait on PR

Source: The Hill



Lin-Manuel Miranda to Trump: There will be 'American deaths on your watch' if you wait on Puerto Rico

BY JUDY KURTZ - 09/25/17 11:45 AM EDT

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Lin-Manuel Miranda on Monday warned President Trump that there will be a lot of American deaths on your watch if disaster aid isnt sent to Puerto Rico soon.




Hurricanes Irma and Maria inflicted widespread damage and island-wide power outages in Puerto Rico, potentially threatening more than 3 million American citizens. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said Monday that Congress is working with the Trump administration to ensure necessary resources get to the U.S. territory.

Miranda, whose parents were born in Puerto Rico, wrote on Twitter on Sunday that hes reaching out to every famous Puerto Rican singer I know and several I dont to raise money to help with hurricane relief efforts.

The 37-year-old Broadway veteran has been an outspoken critic of Trump. Earlier this month, he visited Capitol Hill to lobby lawmakers to preserve federal arts and humanities funding.

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Reply Lin-Manuel Miranda to Trump: There will be 'American deaths on your watch' if you wait on PR (Original post)
DonViejo Sep 25 OP
Javaman Sep 25 #1
Marthe48 Sep 25 #2
WhiskeyGrinder Sep 25 #12
PatSeg Sep 25 #3
IronLionZion Sep 25 #4
jaxind Sep 25 #5
Bradical79 Sep 25 #10
fierywoman Sep 25 #6
IronLionZion Sep 25 #8
fierywoman Sep 25 #9
IronLionZion Sep 25 #11
fierywoman Sep 25 #14
IronLionZion Sep 25 #15
George II Sep 25 #7
NastyRiffraff Sep 25 #16
BigmanPigman Sep 25 #13
Luciferous Sep 25 #17
JI7 Sep 25 #18
raven mad Sep 25 #19
FakeNoose Sep 25 #20

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:23 AM

1. the tRumpster fire will only respond if it's to his advantage...

in a psychopaths mind, they only look at how it effects them in larger picture. empathy and humanity never enter into the equation.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:24 AM

2. Idea on Facebook

If every small town in the U.S. adopted a family in a hurricane ravaged place. Take up donations for 1 family. Focus all donations on getting that family stable, with food, cleaning supplies, communication, power, water, and then get the home repaired, household items replaced, whatever is needed.

This is a massive idea. I don't even know if it could be done.

I am willing to take in one or 2 people, such as older folks, kids over 5, pregnant Moms, people who might be better off letting someone else do the work. I have a spare room, and while my house isn't big, it is comfy. And is somewhat accessible (ramp, handhold in the bath, 1 floor plan)

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 01:00 PM

12. The administrative burden to make that work would be ridiculous.

Better to send cash to approved aid agencies.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:26 AM

3. Trump probably doesn't

see Puerto Ricans as "real Americans". As such, it is hard to elicit any real concern or compassion from him. Okay, it is impossible to elicit "compassion" from him over anyone other than himself, but he can fake it for mainland white folks.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:34 AM

4. The Coast Guard bases there are mission critical for drug interdiction in the Caribbean

Bacardi rum. People like vacationing there. Despacito. They have the only tropical rain forest in the United States. Mofongos. Roasted pork lechon.

Just trying to think of reasons why a Republican might want to help suffering US citizens who are brown and liberal.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 12:13 PM

5. Why Should tRUMP Care about Puerto Ricans?!

They're not white so why should he care?? Also, to him they are probably the same as Mexicans, so again why would he care??!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 12:22 PM

6. Did PR vote for Trump? Remember, every dollar that goes to help a human being

in a disaster is a dollar taken away from "his" wall. "It's just business."

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 12:45 PM

8. PR can't vote for President, just the party primaries

and they voted for Marco Rubio in the Republican primary

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 12:46 PM

9. That's not fair -- they can vote for primaries but not the actual election?

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 12:59 PM

11. They are about 2:1 Democrat

so if they ever get statehood we would get another reliably blue state

Their population is over 3 million so they are larger than many US states

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 01:04 PM

14. Ah, U.S. imperialists -- my Marxist friends from the 80's were right.

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #14)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 01:11 PM

15. Hillary got more votes than all Republicans combined

so Republicans would never allow them to become a state. Also they've voted against it on referendums. They have benefits from remaining a territory like no federal income tax, only payroll tax.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 12:41 PM

7. He doesn't care - Puerto Ricans aren't white like the Texans and Floridians to whom....

....he sent aid.

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 01:25 PM

16. You're right

He doesn't see them as "real" Americans. A LOT of people aren't real Americans to him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 01:00 PM

13. Even Hillary texted the Donald to help PR today.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 01:28 PM

17. They aren't rich white people, so Trump doesn't care.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 01:37 PM

18. He doesn't care about brown people dying

Its part of MAGA.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 02:26 PM

19. I keep urging everyone to "do what you can".

Even if it's only an old blanket, canned goods, bottled water - I'm 5K miles away and we still loaded 2 planes for Puerto Rico alone! And we are NOT a rich wealthy community.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 02:59 PM

20. Brother's Brother Foundation is sending relief shipments to Puerto Rico

http://www.brothersbrother.org/

I'm a regular contributor to Brother's Brother Foundation because they're an awesome organization. Many of them are volunteer doctors, nurses and health professionals who get on planes and fly to the affected areas to help people in need. They also bring food, water, medicines, clothing and anything they can get donated on short notice.

This foundation is based in Pittsburgh and they provide relief to places like Haiti, Mexico, African countries, South American countries, or wherever disasters happen. If you want to get involved they need volunteers, money and "in kind" donations, if you have food or medicines to give. Almost all of donated moneys (95%) go to help the people in need.

They're currently sending volunteers and supplies to Puerto Rico, and I sure this will be a long-term project for them.
Please help if you can.

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