Trump Kicks Puerto Rico When They’re Down
Trump seems to blame the Puerto Rican people for their current suffering. Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz, and Grace Baldridge, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Join TYT: https://goo.gl/v8E64M
“”Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble,” he tweeted to his 39 million followers.
Just what is wrong with the President’s tweets about these areas struggling through a tremendous recovery?
Let’s begin with Puerto Rico, an island of 3.4 million American citizens (more than many states) that has been plunged into darkness for the foreseeable future. But it wasn’t until Tuesday, six days after Maria hit Puerto Rico, that Trump made a substantive late-to-the-disaster statement during a press conference with the Spanish foreign minister at the White House.
“All available resources, including the military, are being marshaled to save lives,” he said. And “we have been really treated very, very nicely by the governor and everyone else.” He allowed that the people of Puerto Rico “are important to all of us.””*
Read more here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/26/opinions/trumps-lack-of-empathy-about-puerto-rico-reyes/index.html
Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz, Grace Baldridge
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