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    ... and Congress wants to LOAN them $5b for recovery.
    The Dotard is beyond contempt.

    Maybe PR should declare independence ... and when the military shows up, surrender?



    President Trump served notice Thursday that he may pull back federal relief workers from Puerto Rico, effectively threatening to abandon the U.S. territory amid a staggering humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
    Declaring the U.S. territory's electrical grid and infrastructure to have been a “disaster before hurricanes,” Trump wrote Thursday that it will be up to Congress how much federal money to appropriate to the island for its recovery efforts and that relief workers will not stay “forever.”

    Three weeks after Maria made landfall, much of Puerto Rico, an island of 3.4 million people, remains without power. Residents struggle to find clean water, hospitals are running short on medicine, and commerce is slow, with many businesses closed.

    Trump on Thursday sought to shame the territory for its own plight. He tweeted, “Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes.” And he quoted Sharyl Attkisson, a television journalist, as saying, “Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making.”

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    "Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making." says Sharyl Attkisson. A total lack of.....
    3:49 AM - Oct 12, 2017

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    ...accountability say the Governor. Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes. Congress to decide how much to spend....
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    ...We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!
    4:07 AM - Oct 12, 2017





    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló responded with his own tweet, saying Puerto Ricans were seeking the support "any of our fellow citizens would receive across our Nation."

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    Trump has been roundly criticized for his leadership in coming to Puerto Rico's aid, including by the mayor of San Juan, the island's capital. In response, Trump has tried to portray the territory as in full recovery mode and has voiced frustration with what he considers mismanagement by local officials.

    During a visit last week, the president tossed rolls of paper towels at local residents as if shooting baskets, drawing scorn from local leaders. He also complained that the recovery efforts had "thrown our budget a little out of whack," and noted that the death toll was lower than the “real catastrophe” of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans and surrounding areas in 2005.

    Trump's threats to limit the emergency worker footprint in Puerto Rico come as the House is set to vote Thursday on a $36.5 billion disaster aid package that includes provisions to avert a potential cash crisis in Puerto Rico prompted by Hurricane Maria.

    Rosselló warned congressional leaders over the weekend that the U.S. territory is “on the brink of a massive liquidity crisis that will intensify in the immediate future.” The legislation set for a vote allows up to $4.9 billion in direct loans to local governments in a bid to ease Puerto Rico’s financial crunch.
    Without congressional action, the territory may not be able to make its payroll or pay vendors by the end of the month.

    Top Democrats assailed Trump for his Thursday tweets sounding off on Puerto Rico. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) tweeted: “There is still devastation, Americans are still dying. FEMA needs to stay until the job is done.”

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    There is still devastation, Americans are still dying. FEMA needs to stay until the job is done. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/918432809282342912 …
    5:16 AM - Oct 12, 2017



    Another New York Democrat, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, who was born in Puerto Rico, said in a statement that the president's “most solemn duty is to protect the safety and the security of the American people. By suggesting he might abdicate this responsibility for our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico, Mr. Trump has called into question his ability to lead. We will not allow the federal government to abandon Puerto Rico in its time of need.”

    Jennifer Hing, a spokeswoman for House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), said that those who live on the island “are American citizens and they deserve the federal assistance they need to recover and rebuild. The Chairman and the Committee fully stand by them in these efforts, and will continue to be at the ready to provide the victims of these devastating hurricanes with the necessary federal resources both now and in the future.”

    Frelinghuysen is scheduled to be part of a delegation led by House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) that will visit Puerto Rico on Friday to see the hurricane’s devastation firsthand.


    The president's tweets on Thursday seemed to contradict Vice President Pence, who during a visit to the island last week vowed that the administration would be with Puerto Rico “every step of the way.”
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    “I say to all of you gathered here today to the people of Puerto Rico: We are with you, we stand with you, and we will be with you every single day until Puerto Rico is restored bigger and better than ever before,” he said.

    Trump himself made a similar promise, saying in a Sept. 29 speech, “We will not rest, however, until the people of Puerto Rico are safe.” He added: “These are great people. We want them to be safe and sound and secure. And we will be there every day until that happens.”
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    He really is a mean spirited SOB.
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    PR can't vote for him, Trump doesn't care about PR. Please note the tweets to Texas and LA. for a comparison. Of course, both states voted for him.

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    The man needs Psycho help!


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    Quote Originally Posted by S.V. Airlie View Post
    PR can't vote for him, Trump doesn't care about PR. Please note the tweets to Texas and LA. for a comparison. Of course, both states voted for him.
    As far as I know, he hasn't said a word about the fire disasters in Ca, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    He really is a mean spirited SOB.












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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Bay View Post
    As far as I know, he hasn't said a word about the fire disasters in Ca, either.
    Once, just once!

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    He has gone past making the US a laughing stock and is heading towards contemptible.
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    Imagine what another 7 years could bring. . .
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    He makes me think of raw sewage. Really.

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    Well that mayor was pretty mouthy and she's a girl too. She disrespected the office of the President, a cardinal sin in my book. Those people are lucky we are helping them at all, they talk funny and are uncivilized - I saw a bunch on the television drinking from a stream, and a many live in houses without roofs.
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    Has Mr Trump said anything at all about the California fires? Or the four soldiers killed in Niger?

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    Donald Trump is an evil s**t for brains! The sooner he chokes on his burger and removes his personage from the living the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Sawyer View Post
    Has Mr Trump said anything at all about the California fires? Or the four soldiers killed in Niger?

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    Soldiers ambushed in an African country. Shouldn't there be multiple investigations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    Imagine what another 7 years could bring. . .

    I woke up trying to imagine this. It was impossible.
    If he ever drinks the brew of 10 tanna leaves, he will become a monster the likes of which the world has never seen



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    6 days after Sandy


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    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
    ...We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!



    But we can be in Afghanistan for 16 yrs...

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