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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 11:39 AM

Puerto Rico gov: We are 'requesting the support that any of our fellow citizens would receive'

Source: The Hill




BY MAX GREENWOOD - 10/12/17 11:18 AM EDT

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello responded on Thursday to President Trump's warning that federal emergency workers will not stay on the island "forever," saying that the U.S. territory's residents are only asking for the same assistance that other Americans would receive.




The remark came after Trump tweeted Thursday that the federal government would not keep FEMA workers and troops on the island indefinitely.

"We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!" Trump wrote.

He also tweeted that Congress would ultimately decide how much money to set aside for Puerto Rico's recovery.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/355112-puerto-rico-gov-we-are-requesting-the-support-that-any-of-our

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Reply Puerto Rico gov: We are 'requesting the support that any of our fellow citizens would receive' (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 12 OP
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 12 #1
Loyd Oct 12 #3
Hortensis Oct 12 #6
procon Oct 12 #2
Submariner Oct 12 #4
Marthe48 Oct 12 #5
WinkyDink Oct 12 #7
Marthe48 Oct 12 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 11:40 AM

1. Looks like he realized brownnosing Trump wasn't going anywhere.

Trump's just gonna Trump.

And Trump is evil.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 11:53 AM

3. Evil? No:

Criminally Insane.

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Response to Loyd (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:23 PM

6. Unlikely to be insane. Really. Those around him want tax dollars sent upward

to big donors -- as promised, and his personality disorder makes him a natural, if difficult to control, tool for service of the wealthy.

Of course racial and ethic bias is a big part of this, which we could only wish was insanity instead of a common evil.

And then, there're probably the massive spite and vengeance trump is famous for when people don't give him the adoration he craves, or otherwise cross him. He also just arranged to destroy the ACA by himself, which will hurt those who voted for him badly, but, hey! Alabama Republicans elected the other guy. That's just one reason he's probably in the middle of one of the "rages" common to cluster B personality disordesr. The satisfaction he gets from hurting others is evidence that he is aware that they are being hurt, and by him.

So not psychotic. And that's a shame, because mere evil is too subjective and common to be considered obvious cause for removal from office but psychosis is an objectively diagnosable condition and is.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 11:52 AM

2. All that ass-kissing got him nowhere.

Trump saw him as a weakling, a patsy that he could walk all over without any blowback. That's exactly what Trump did, and the governor got played and the Americans in Puerto Rico got a few paper towels tossed at them.

Now the president is just going to walk away from his duty to protect our citizens in danger. Puerto Rico makes Trump look bad so he's done, he's taking his ball and going home.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:02 PM

4. Ricardo's Dad was Gov of PR...a staunch republican

and I'm betting Ricardo thought his conservative roots would win over Donnie two scoops. Nah...

Its all about race and skin color for Donnie. Low life POS.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:20 PM

5. Territorial Waters

If Puerto Rico is allowed to align itself with another nation, the U.S. will lose the 200 miles of territorial waters around it. But racism will win over pragmatism.

I hope that Puerto Rico prevails.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 01:04 PM

7. ??? Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory. It can't "align itself with another nation."

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:29 PM

8. It was acquired from Spain

It could possibly vote on it's independence and if the people in P.R. chose to become a sovereign country, then it could ally itself with some other country. That 200 mile territorial water would be a big bargaining chip.

I'm only pointing out that Puerto Rico is more than a pretty island. Every nation on Earth is trying to amass resources. If trump screws around like he is, he could alienate the Puerto Ricans to the point they'd want to leave the U.S. They'd have options.

I hope that this disgusting humanitarian crisis pushes them toward statehood and voting rights on their island. And they don't forget who is trying to murder them.

Here is a link about a previous attempt to grant them statehood:

https://www.puertoricoreport.com/is-independence-a-realistic-option-for-puerto-rico/#.Wd-y0FuPLIU

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