It's not his fault, he doesn't know they are citizens of the United States of America.

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It's not his fault, he doesn't know they are citizens of the United States of America.

Post by T on Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:20 pm

I've been reading the blogs, and an inordinate number of Trumpery supporters have no clue that Puerto Ricans are citizens of the United States. They view sending $$ to Puerto Rico as more wasted foreign aid, dollars that should be spent on AMERICANS!, not lazy "Ricans".

Makes me wonder if the blowhard in the White House is of the same belief. His "tweet storm" this morning sure makes me think so.

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Excuse me, Trumpery, but your tantrum tweet storm this morning attacking the mayor of San Juan, a fellow American citizen dealing with a real-time life and death struggle for hundreds of thousands of her constituents on an island of millions in crisis, is not only far below the dignity of the office you hold. It fails even the most basic test of humanity.

Did she have harsh words for your Administration's response to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria? Yes. It's called a reality check, and one that conforms to every firsthand account coming out of Puerto Rico no matter how much you try to deflect with your "Fake News" epithets. To take this personally is to put ego before country. And you also blame the Puerto Ricans themselves? That they want "everything done for them"? No. They just expect to be treated as any other American would.

I have seen more than my share of wretched desperation over the course of my career. I have reported from crisis zones where matters of life and death hang moment to moment in the balance between action and inaction, where communication is limited, and the sense of panic is building. I have seen the most steadfast of leaders feel the crushing weight of responsibility as they survey a landscape of almost incomprehensible need.

It does not take a saintly amount of compassion or empathy to feel for those who are struggling to stay alive, who are worried for the fate of family and friends, and who have seen so much that they have known and loved blown and washed away. You swore to "faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States" and that means a responsibility to look out for all Americans, even if they live on an island in the ocean, or look different or even speak a different language than what you think is America.

I worry that whoever has your ear has not adequately impressed upon you the gravity of this situation, or even the political price you are likely to pay (although that can be no where near the top concern at the moment). Or perhaps you have been told and haven't listened.

Regardless, what Puerto Rico needs now is not rhetoric but help, not a bumbling response, but the precision and competence we expect of our government. I do not believe "blame the victim" is what Americans expect of their president.

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Post by T on Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:23 pm

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The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trumpery.

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Post by T on Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:24 pm

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...Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They....

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Post by T on Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:25 pm

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...want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.

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Post by T on Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:30 pm

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Fake News CNN and NBC are going out of their way to disparage our great First Responders as a way to "get Trump." Not fair to FR or effort!

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Post by T on Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:35 pm

Trumpery's point man for the disaster recovery effort, Army Lt. Gen. Jeff Buchanan, said on Friday that the number of U.S. troops assisting is "not enough" and that more manpower and equipment like helicopters were needed on, and en route to, the island.

But Trumpery’s White House social media director, Dan Scavino, joined the fray on Twitter, calling Cruz a “hater” and “an opportunistic politician.”

Trumpery's tweets also targeted media outlets that have dedicated increasing amounts of air time to the suffering and chaos on the pummeled island.

“Fake News CNN and NBC are going out of their way to disparage our great First Responders as a way to ‘get Trumpery.’ Not fair to FR or effort!” he wrote.

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Post by T on Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:37 pm

Under mounting pressure, in recent days Trumpery officials have defended their relief effort as a success. On Thursday, acting Homeland Security Sect. Elaine Duke called the response “a good news story.”

But that comment only inflamed frustrations on an island where a sense of helplessness prevails.

“Damn it, this is not a good news story,” Cruz told CNN on Friday. “This is a people are dying story. This is a life or death story. This is a there's a truck-load of stuff that cannot be taken to people story. This is a story of a devastation that continues to worsen because people are not getting food and water.”

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Post by T on Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:50 am

Trumpery: "Every death is a horror, but if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina"


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Post by T on Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:52 am

It wasn't Texas...it wasn't Florida. It was those damn Ricans!!!
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Trumpery: "You've thrown our budget a little out of whack. We've spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico."

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