Despite 2,975 Dead, Trump Gushes Over Puerto Rico Hurricane Response ‘Success’

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Despite the deaths of nearly 3,000 people as a result of Hurricane Maria — and the federal government’s oft-criticized response to the storm — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called that response an “incredible unsung success.”

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  1. Well, the dead people were Puerto Ricans, so they don’t really count, right? I mean, in the grand scheme of things. Brown and all. Ewww.

  2. Avatar for jmacaz jmacaz says:

    There has to be a better word than delusional to describe Trump. I get that he’s a liar etc… but really thinking that this was a success requires some really warped thinking

  3. I’m sure there are similar stories told by KCNA in North Korea about how well the Kims have handled their various domestic crises.

  4. They’ve conquered obesity and guys don’t walk around town with the waistline of their pants hanging at their knees, so points for that.

  5. Avatar for topcat topcat says:

    :open_mouth: Insane. He is insane.

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