So our dear leader President Donald Trump decided to grace hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico with his presence this week, so he could insult them face-to-face. President Trump arrived in Puerto Rico on Tuesday to survey the damage from Hurricane Maria and meet with local and federal officials for an update on relief efforts. Instead of being comforting and helpful, he wasted no time in blaming others and praising himself.
In an airplane hangar along with First Lady Melania and Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló, Trump boasted about the “high marks” he said he received from the governor. Then he said this:
“Every death is a horror, but if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina, and you look at the tremendous—hundreds and hundreds of people that died, and you look at what happened here, with really a storm that was just totally overbearing, nobody’s ever seen anything like this.”
Pretty sure that every single Puerto Rican would disagree with you there, President Snowflake. After all, Maria was also a Category 5 storm. Most of the island still doesn’t have phone service, power, food, and drinkable water. Because suffering isn’t just measured by the number of people that died during the storm, Mr. President. But don’t worry, he gave some credit to Puerto Rico for that:
“You can be very proud of all of your people, all of our people working together. Sixteen versus literally thousands of people. You can be very proud. Everybody around this table and everyone watching can be very proud of what’s taking place in Puerto Rico.”
Oh, and as he never fails to do, he brought up Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. As if that has something to do with helping the island after a devastating hurricane. Perhaps just shut up and give the poor people what they need, Trump. They don’t want your praise. They want your help.
Feature image via YouTube screengrab.