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Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:22 PM

Trump: Puerto Rico is in 'deep trouble' after hurricanes

Source: The Hill

President Trump on Monday said Puerto Rico is in "deep trouble" as it faces large-scale damage and destruction brought about by Hurricane Maria, while pointing to its outdated infrastructure and large debt that complicate recovery efforts.

Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017

...It's old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars....
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017

...owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with. Food, water and medical are top priorities - and doing well. #FEMA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017

-snip-

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/352388-trump-puerto-rico-is-in-deep-trouble-after-hurricane-destruction



Delusional and callous at the same time.

As everyone knows, Puerto Rico is NOT "doing well" in terms of food, water, and medical needs.

And as everyone also now knows, Trump doesn't give a f*ck about it, and in fact is apparently planning to blame Puerto Rico for the catastrophe caused by a natural disaster.

After all, they can't vote for him in the next presidential election.

And they voted overwhelmingly for Marco Rubio over him in the primary, which they were allowed to vote in.

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Reply Trump: Puerto Rico is in 'deep trouble' after hurricanes (Original post)
highplainsdem Sep 25 OP
truthisfreedom Sep 25 #1
George II Sep 25 #2
BigmanPigman Sep 26 #12
xor Sep 26 #15
procon Sep 25 #3
riversedge Sep 25 #4
salin Sep 25 #7
salin Sep 25 #6
TexasBushwhacker Sep 26 #16
KY_EnviroGuy Sep 25 #5
Rollo Sep 25 #8
Stonepounder Sep 25 #9
obamanut2012 Sep 26 #18
Bengus81 Sep 26 #28
KY_EnviroGuy Sep 26 #22
peggysue2 Sep 25 #10
angrychair Sep 25 #11
Retrograde Sep 26 #13
xor Sep 26 #14
MrSmokeTooMuch Sep 26 #17
Demit Sep 26 #21
greytdemocrat Sep 26 #29
Hieronymus Sep 26 #19
jzodda Sep 26 #20
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 26 #23
KY_EnviroGuy Sep 26 #24
FLPanhandle Sep 26 #25
Botany Sep 26 #26
Bengus81 Sep 26 #27
AntiFascist Sep 26 #30

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:24 PM

1. He's still dragging his heels in sending the USNS Comfort, hospital ship

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:33 PM

2. Took him a week to wake up? Sheesh.

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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 12:11 AM

12. Give him a break, he is distracted by NFL which is far more important!

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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 12:41 AM

15. You're being far too generous by saying that nonsense is coming from someone who is conscious

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:47 PM

3. So Trump is more concerned about "billions of dollars owed to Wall Street"?

He has lots of sympathy for the bankers and it makes him sad to think about all the money they're out, but not so much concern for all the people in Puerto Rico.

What as ass.

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Response to procon (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:22 PM

4. Not a word about the deaths or suffering of the people in PR.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:07 PM

7. of describing the situation (possible months with no power; challenges to accessing safe

drinking water)? Would he have this silent response to Houston or Florida? Of course not.

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Response to procon (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:05 PM

6. send that up with irony - given that he has screwed so many investors (banks)

that no US based bank has been willing to do business with him - per investments - for nearly 2 decades.

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Response to procon (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 01:05 AM

16. Yes, and Puerto Rico has not been allowed to restructure their debt through bakruptcy

You know, like Trump's 4 bankruptcies.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:31 PM

5. So, Donny - you are saying if my neighbors' house is on fire....

....and he owes me 20 bucks from poker night, I shouldn't lend him my garden hose until I get the twenty?

This situation is heartbreaking. What a pompous elitist ass he is to even mention their debt or aging infrastructure. This is a humanitarian crisis of huge proportion, risking hundreds of thousands of American lives.

A strong LEADER of the US would have had his subordinate agencies preplan rapid responses to this disaster, particularly considering this hurricane was predicted with very high probability to hit the island and the US Virgin Islands well before the event.

I have no clue as to the status of our Navy or Coast Guard fleet at this moment, but can't believe we could not have started a considerable fleet of either US Navy or larger Coast Guard ships toward the Island immediately after the storm passed. I realize it takes considerable time to prepare ships for deployment where massive aid is required, but we could at least get rapid response teams and a large security contingent on the way FAST. Rant done, nuf sed.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:14 PM

8. Maybe China could help Puerto Rico...

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:18 PM

9. It all depends on whether you are white or not.

Trump doesn't care about Puerto Rico because a) most of them aren't 'white' and b) they can't vote for him.

Trump only cares about his base. If you aren't 100% for him, you must be a terrible asshole, unpatriotic jerk, and you don't love your fuhrer...err President (so long as your president is Donald Trump).

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 05:11 AM

18. They absolutely can vote for him

But they didn't and won't.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 08:08 AM

28. Only in the primaries for Pres--Electoral Collage rules once again and WHY it needs to be canned.

They can vote for members of Congress.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 06:53 AM

22. 100% nature of repugs.

Anyone that doesn't vote R is the enemy.

R= racist = russian = repugnant = republican.

Enough advanced math for today.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:25 PM

10. Captain Obvious

strikes again. Puerto Rico is in trouble? Thanks for the Newsflash, Trumpy. Try being without water, power and communication while living on an island and see how you make out?

The man is totally tone deaf and lacks basic empathy.Why bring up Wall Street and 'billions of $$$ owed at a time like this? Is this the beginning of an excuse for not bailing out AMERICAN CITIZENs who find themselves in dire, even deadly straits? All that stagnant water laying about in hot, humid weather is a perfect recipe for disease. With no air-conditioning, limited nutritional and hydrating sources, we're looking at Katrina x 10 or higher.

Beyond these tweets, has the Trumpster even spoken about PI or the government's recovery plan for the population? If not, why not?

That's a question people need to keep asking. Over and over and over again.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:52 PM

11. As I have said before

Trump is a narcissistic, racist, bigoted and xenophobic fascist. We must all be united in our fight against his agenda because we will all be a victim of it.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 12:20 AM

13. That's right, Donny - what are YOU doing about it?

It really IS your problem, you know - it's what you signed up for. There's more to being president than just lining your pockets...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 12:39 AM

14. Why can't he do anything like a normal decent person?

It's always something weird, inhumane, cruel, odd, crazy, or whatever.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 04:01 AM

17. No shit, Sherlock

Long time lurker, thanks for the welcomes!

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Response to MrSmokeTooMuch (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 06:51 AM

21. Welcome to DU & nice Monty Python reference :)

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Response to MrSmokeTooMuch (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 10:29 AM

29. Hey!

Welcome back!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 05:25 AM

19. Puerto Ricans don't matter to Trump.

He probably doesn't know they'e US citizens.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 06:31 AM

20. What an asshole

The people there don't want to hear about fucking banks and debt or old infrastructure. They want to know what their president, asshole orange clown, is doing to help them when they need it.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 06:55 AM

23. Trump is blaming the victim, ... his excuse for not helping brown skins. . . . . nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 07:30 AM

24. Good review of progress (or not) on WaPo.

See:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/trump-administration-facing-pressure-to-speed-up-recovery-efforts-in-puerto-rico/2017/09/25/18f4571c-a203-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_mariatrump-1106pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.404ed2e9c336

It seems for an isolated territory such as Puerto Rico, the US needs a special rapid-response contingent to get satellite phones, a basic emergency medical contingent, water and basic nutrition, and security teams there quickly - perhaps via amphibious boats or planes. Dependence on 100% viable ports prior to life-saving efforts is not good.

I realize we're trying to arm-chair quarterback this thing, but it's very frustrating seeing these folks suffer - most of which cannot even communicate their peril.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #24)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 07:41 AM

25. +1 Best information on the response so far.

Key info...

Federal officials say the reopening of ports is key to disaster recovery because ships can carry far more cargo than aircraft. Brown said air relief often has a more dramatic appearance, but ships are necessary for a humanitarian crisis of this scale.

“An island like Puerto Rico or St. Thomas is fed and supplied by the sea. Ultimately the mass of response is going to come by sea, and getting the ports open is the single best thing the Coast Guard can do to get Puerto Rico back on its feet,” said Brown, who as 7th District commander oversees operations in the islands.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 07:56 AM

26. What kind of person talks about debt @ this time?

BTW how many bankruptcies has Trump had?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 08:04 AM

27. EXACTLY how Bush reacted to Katrina--don't give a shit

Then when blasted it was full blown cover their ass time and a weak try and helping victims.


Heckofa job Trumpie.....

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 01:47 PM

30. He's projecting his own problems...


being in 'deep trouble' and in debt to the Russians.

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