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Posted by: TEEBONE ®

09/12/2018, 13:35:41

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Cuomo: All Trump Did Was 'Toss a Few Paper Towels' in Puerto Rico

President Trump upset folks on Tuesday by again patting his administration on the back for a job well done in Puerto Rico. When asked about the U.S. response to last year's devastating hurricanes Maria, Harvey, and Irma, Trump said they deserved an excellent grade.

"I think Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success," he said. "Texas we've been given A-pluses for. Florida we've been given A-pluses for."

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was disgusted by Trump's remarks. The most the president did during the crisis in Puerto Rico, Cuomo suggested, was "toss a few rolls of paper towels" to residents and fly back to Washington.

Cuomo also indicated last week that he was going to help families sue Trump for his inaction during the storm, accusing the White House of violating Puerto Ricans' constitutional rights of equal protection under the law.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, herself an outspoken Trump critic, called the president's latest remarks "despicable."

“It just goes to the lack of understanding of reality that he has,” she said during a live phone call with Hardball's Chris Matthews. “This was never about politics. He’s talking about unsung praise. Well, you know, nobody’s singing his praises.”

She also noted the following:

Other critics pointed out that even the Federal Emergency Management Agency released a reportearlier this year admitting its failings.

The report found Puerto Rico's emergency-supply warehouses were nearly empty when Hurricane Maria hit in October, without things like cots or tarps, because many of the supplies had been rerouted to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The report also found FEMA had been understaffed going into the hurricane season and that most specialized disaster staffers were deployed to the other storms when Maria struck.

The initial death toll from Hurricane Maria was 64 souls. Last month, a George Washington University study sadly revised that number to nearly 3,000 - roughly the same number as those lost on this day 17 years ago.


Cuomo is a leftist, statist turd, and anything he says should be regarded with contempt.

And San Juan Mayor Cruz calls DJT "despicable" and asserts that he lacks "empathy"? The President's response should be:

"Empathy? I have empathy for the Puerto Rican people, but I have no empathy for incompetence. PR's infrastructure was a shambles before the hurricane, and the local authorities were virtually incapable of any effective response whatsoever. FEMA went in after the fact, on its own without any local help. It is my hope that the Puerto Rican people will have learned a valuable lesson from this, and return to their island to clean out their elected establishment, replacing them with effective managers dedicated to Constitutional values and conservative ideas."





LIBERTY HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE

Democrats wouldn't buy a clue if it was government subsidized.



Modified by TEEBONE at Wed, Sep 12, 2018, 13:37:52


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