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Sat Jul 11, 2020, 10:06 PM

Trump Allegedly Suggested Selling Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria Approached

Source: Mother Jones

Donald Trump’s initial reaction to the devastating hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico in 2017 were to suggest that the United States sell, or “divest” from the territory, a former acting secretary of Homeland Security said on Friday. Elaine Duke, who served as Trump’s second secretary of Homeland Security, replacing John Kelly when he became Trump’s chief-of-staff, has become the latest former Trump cabinet member to speak out against her old boss, telling the New York Times in an interview this past week that Trump cares little about policy, and uses “hate-filled, angry and divisive” language.

Duke was acting secretary when she signed off on ending the DACA protections—the program set up by the Obama administration to protect young undocumented immigrants, known as Dreamers, from deportation. Duke told the Times that she agreed the program was illegal, but wasn’t ready to sign off on its closure, and that she was “ambushed” by Trump and his political allies at an August 2017 White House meeting. Last month the Supreme Court ruled that the DACA program was improperly ended—giving the Dreamers a reprieve, but also opening the door for the Trump administration to try again.



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Reply Trump Allegedly Suggested Selling Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria Approached (Original post)
Danmel Jul 11 OP
sakabatou Jul 11 #1
forgotmylogin Jul 12 #27
SunSeeker Jul 11 #2
bucolic_frolic Jul 11 #3
Wolf Frankula Jul 12 #17
PatSeg Jul 12 #19
Paladin Jul 12 #21
PatSeg Jul 12 #22
niyad Jul 11 #4
George II Jul 11 #5
NBachers Jul 11 #6
LudwigPastorius Jul 11 #10
NBachers Jul 11 #12
lordsummerisle Jul 11 #7
milestogo Jul 11 #8
LudwigPastorius Jul 11 #9
Baitball Blogger Jul 11 #11
colorado_ufo Jul 11 #13
James48 Jul 11 #14
Cracklin Charlie Jul 12 #15
Warpy Jul 12 #16
love_katz Jul 12 #18
PatSeg Jul 12 #20
47of74 Jul 12 #23
paleotn Jul 12 #24
muriel_volestrangler Jul 12 #25
CBHagman Jul 12 #26
riversedge Jul 12 #28

Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 10:09 PM

1. What. The. Fuck?!

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:33 AM

27. He thought he could just dump it like a failing business.

I've got to go pick my jaw up off the floor.

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 10:12 PM

2. K & R for exposure.

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 10:13 PM

3. Alaska must be next. Russia, are you listening?

It was Seward's Folly, no?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:56 AM

17. Sorry. That's not going to happen.

For the deal to go through, Russia would have to take all the Palin Family. Vladimir Putin told me, "NO WAY IN HELL!".

Wolf

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:24 AM

19. Nope

Alaska is too white and they voted for Trump.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #19)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:31 AM

21. Way too white, and way too many natural resources yet to be plundered. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:35 AM

22. Exactly

And no hurricanes. I swear, you'd think it was Trump's money the way he is so stingy with it. Other times he has no problem wasting money. He spends recklessly when its on things that he wants.

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 10:15 PM

4. Oh, there are plenty of words, but agent mikey would not like hem. So this. . .person. .

admits that she is racist scum, but going to spill her guts now. . .wonder which investigation is breathing down her neck.

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 10:19 PM

5. What a sick, demented MFer.

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 10:20 PM

6. I suspect they've been trafficking in the lost & forgotten children; now they want to sell an entire

island territory full of people so they can get out from under their financial obligations to them.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 10:25 PM

10. It's not just because Trump thought they were an economic liability.


It's also because they have brown skin.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 10:38 PM

12. Thanks for pointing that out, too.

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 10:20 PM

7. Suprising he didn't offer Denmark to trade

Puerto Rico for Greenland...

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 10:22 PM

8. So he could buy Greenland?

Or was it Denmark? Someplace where everyone is caucasian.

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 10:23 PM

9. Let me guess who he thought a good buyer would be.

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 10:31 PM

11. Typical response from a capitalist businessman.

Dump property and stocks that are going to cost you money. Give them twenty years and they will find a way to sell off the fifty states.

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 10:49 PM

13. Time to make Puerto Rico a state,

before some other future nut in the Oval Office decides that this is a fine idea. Statehood is the only way to protect these people and give them the necessary aid that they need.

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 11:39 PM

14. Trade: he wanted to swap PR for Greenland.

But the owners didn’t want to trade.

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:29 AM

15. Was he gonna put the money in his pocket?

Then I can see it.

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:54 AM

16. It must have come as a huge shock to him that he couldn't sell off parts of the country

or simply "divest," load them down with a lot of debt and then just cut them loose like vulture capitalists do.

If anything decent comes out of these miserable four years, it should be laughing anyone who says "run government like a business" not just out of the room, but out of the country.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 01:39 AM

18. Boom!

I really love your last lines.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:30 AM

20. Yes

Maybe we can finally put that old tired cliche to rest finally.

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:20 AM

23. Yeah that shows the limits of his consideration for people

 

As in none at all.

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:29 AM

24. To who?!



In recompense to all the crap Puerto Rico has put up with these 4 years, the least we can do is give them statehood.

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:58 AM

25. No wonder he likes the confederate flag. He still wants to buy and sell people like assets

Puerto Rico is in trouble - sell! Greenland has potential for exploitation - buy!

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:16 AM

26. The MO and the attitudes certainly ring true...

...to what we've seen from Trump in the past and see in the present: constant manipulation and bullying paired with zero regard for human beings.

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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 09:41 PM

28. Trump only has muscle for brain cells.

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