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Mon Sep 24, 2018, 07:43 PM

Trump: No Statehood for Puerto Rico With Critics in Office

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Source: US News and World Report

President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an "absolute no" on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan's mayor remain in office, the latest broadside in his feud with members of the U.S. territory's leadership.

Trump lobbed fresh broadsides at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, a critic of his administration's response to hurricanes on the island last year, during a radio interview with Fox News' Geraldo Rivera that aired Monday.

"With the mayor of San Juan as bad as she is and as incompetent as she is, Puerto Rico shouldn't be talking about statehood until they get some people that really know what they're doing," Trump said in an interview with Rivera's show on Cleveland's WTAM radio.

Trump said that when "you have good leadership," statehood for Puerto Rico could be "something they talk about. With people like that involved in Puerto Rico, I would be an absolute no."

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2018-09-24/trump-no-statehood-for-puerto-rico-with-critics-in-office

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Reply Trump: No Statehood for Puerto Rico With Critics in Office (Original post)
Zorro Sep 24 OP
madaboutharry Sep 24 #1
sakabatou Sep 24 #2
gulliver Sep 24 #3
dhill926 Sep 24 #4
Solly Mack Sep 24 #5
Still In Wisconsin Sep 24 #9
Solly Mack Sep 24 #12
SunSeeker Sep 24 #13
Solly Mack Sep 24 #15
47of74 Sep 24 #17
RockRaven Sep 24 #6
TreasonousBastard Sep 24 #7
C_U_L8R Sep 24 #8
slumcamper Sep 24 #11
iluvtennis Sep 24 #10
SunSeeker Sep 24 #14
standingtall Sep 24 #16
Hekate Sep 25 #18
karin_sj Sep 25 #19
calimary Sep 25 #20
HuskyOffset Sep 25 #21
DonViejo Sep 25 #22

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 07:44 PM

1. Everything is about him.

He is a psychopath.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 07:45 PM

2. Once again showing that Trump cares more about himself

than the people of PR.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 07:51 PM

3. More reason for some of them to move here and vote out followers of Republicanism.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 07:55 PM

4. how very presidential....

asshole...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 07:57 PM

5. That idiot deserves to be stripped naked, shackled, and marched through the streets of Puerto Rico.



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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 08:37 PM

9. What did the good people of Puerto Rico do to deserve that?

Having to see Trump naked? Um, no thanks!

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 08:54 PM

12. That is true. No one deserves to see that.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 09:20 PM

13. What Trump deserves is to be forced to swap houses with a PR resident.

Trump should be forced to live for a full year in a roofless, damaged house on Puerto Rico with no running water or electricity, like thousands of innocent Puerto Rican US CITIZENS have been forced to do.




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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 09:27 PM

15. Sounds right.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 11:11 PM

17. No I don't want to see the mushroom cock either.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 08:03 PM

6. Hey, Dotard, they will get statehood before they stop electing critics of you.

Puerto Pico will never forget your malicious neglect. Anyone elected there will always be a critic of you.

They may or may not eventually get statehood, but if they do, even if it is decades from now, they will still be denouncing you en masse. And, by the way, this petulance on your part is good reason for them to bring you up during their referendum debates if only to once again denounce you and piss on your memory.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 08:09 PM

7. Fuck him. If they have a vote for statehood, Trump is required to ask Congress...

to admit them as a state. Last vote was overwhelmingly for statehood, but turnout was too low to count.

They are #29 in population, twice as many people as Maine. Almost 6X Wyoming's.

Oh, and look at Alaska and Hawaii. both of whom got statehood in my lifetime.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_population



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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 08:22 PM

8. Yes, Trump is that stupid

He has absolutely no idea how this country works.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 08:44 PM

11. Consequence of privilege and sense of entitlement? n/t

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 08:38 PM

10. What an a-hole.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 09:22 PM

14. I hope this insulting statement inspires Puerto Ricans to renew their push for statehood. nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2018, 09:40 PM

16. Of course Trump and republicans don't want to give statehood

to over 3 million people who don't vote for republicans.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2018, 01:16 AM

18. I hope all the folks who moved to the Mainland immediately registered to vote so they can have a say

...in 2018 and 2020.

Trump is loathsome beyond words.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2018, 01:43 AM

19. This is shameful

I have no doubt that he would not ever consider making Puerto Rico a state, but this is a good way for him to try and damage and punish the mayor of San Juan who so effectively criticized him for callously ignoring the country when it needed the government's help so badly.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2018, 03:55 AM

20. What a petty little piss-ant he is.

Absolutely no class. NONE.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2018, 05:03 AM

21. For some reason, when I read this Trump statement

I thought of this (jump to the 02m:35s point for the relevant bit):

?t=2m35s

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2018, 06:13 AM

22. Locking...

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