Donald Trump Derided Puerto Rico's Politicians as Incompetent or Corrupt in Unhinged Rant
Type: Lashes out at PeopleApr 01 2019 Severity: Targeted: Puerto RicoAbout: Hurricanes
Donald Trump went on an unhinged rant against Puerto Rico's government and outright accused them of being "incompetent or corrupt" for not magically fixing everything after the utter devastation of Hurricane Maria back in 2017. Trump's tweet storm was filled with a number of lies, but overstating the amount of disaster relief the U.S. territory received by $80 billion dollars (they have received $10 billion in aid, not $91 billlion). What's worse is that Donald referred to Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory whose inhabitants are U.S. citizens, as a "place" instead of being part of the United States.
Quote | The Tweet storm was filled with half truths and outright fabrications about Puerto Rico.
"The Democrats today killed a Bill that would have provided great relief to Farmers and yet more money to Puerto Rico despite the fact that Puerto Rico has already been scheduled to receive more hurricane relief funding than any “place” in history. The people of Puerto Rico are GREAT, but the politicians are incompetent or corrupt. Puerto Rico got far more money than Texas & Florida combined, yet their government can’t do anything right, the place is a mess - nothing works. FEMA & the Military worked emergency miracles, but politicians like the crazed and incompetent Mayor of San Juan have done such a poor job of bringing the Island back to health. 91 Billion Dollars to Puerto Rico, and now the Dems want to give them more, taking dollars away from our Farmers and so many others. Disgraceful!"
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