Trump Went To Bed Mad At Puerto Rico And Woke Up Mad At Puerto Rico

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - MARCH 28: President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Van Andel Arena on March 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grand Rapids was the final city Trump visited during h... GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - MARCH 28: President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Van Andel Arena on March 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grand Rapids was the final city Trump visited during his 2016 campaign. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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President Trump can’t stop tweeting his angst about Puerto Rico and the money the federal government spent on the island’s hurricane relief efforts after it was devastated — and nearly 3,000 were killed — by Hurricane Maria last year.

In a string of tweets that started just before 11 p.m. EST on Monday night and reignited after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Trump berated the U.S. territory’s leadership, whom he described as “crazed” “incompetent and corrupt” and suggested that he was the “best thing that ever happened” to the island.

Trump’s response to the catastrophic damage in Puerto Rico has been criticized from the start, when he raised the island’s debt to the federal government when talking about disaster relief efforts (and flung paper towels at survivors). After Republicans leaked to the press that Trump was whining last week about the amount of relief funds the government has given the island, Puerto Rico’s governor shot back with a scathing statement, reminding Trump that Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens.

On Monday, Senate Democrats blocked a disaster aid bill because it didn’t do enough to address the need in Puerto Rico.

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  1. Avatar for ghost ghost says:

    He always has to have someone/thing to hate. Mueller is gone (for now, until Congress gets the report), so now he’s looking for other targets against whom he has imagined grievances.

    What a sick, sad life.

  2. Foreign policy based on narcissistic wounds and butthurt. Sounds geniusy.

    Frankly, I’m wondering whether there’s an element of them doing this on purpose, poisoning the legislation so they can turn to the midwest and other disaster areas and say “Look what the Dems are doing to you because they put the needs of real Americans over fake, brown, Hispanic ones!!!” Trump’s almost said it already by comparing the amounts of funding the areas are receiving. The message is always “resent resent resent…the others are victimizing you.”

  3. I’d like to see a news story that compiles the costs, money “received” in these cases Trump is going on about. I really doubt his sincerity.

  4. Add Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló to the list of people learning that ETTD - Everything Trump Touches Dies.

    He was one of trump’s flatterers while the Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz, spoke out in defense for the people of Puerto Rico. And now that the next election for Puerto Rico’s Governor is approaching, Rosselló is facing the possibility that his opponent will be Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.

    So now he’s starting to criticize trump, but I think he’ll find that his efforts will be too little, too late.

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