October 12, 2017

In ‘Disgusting’ Attack, Trump Blames Puerto Rico; Says FEMA Can’t Stay ‘Forever’


In a tweet storm on Thursday morning, President Donald Trump suggested to its people that the crisis in Puerto Rico is “largely of their own making” and that ultimately the U.S. government cannot keep federal emergency workers there “forever.” (Photo: AFP/Ricardo Arduengo)


“Trump woke up this morning and decided to attack Puerto Rico while 84% of the country is still without power and 37% is still without water.”


10.12.2017

In less than an hour on Thursday morning, President Donald Trump went from encouraging Americans to watch his favorite show, Fox & Friends, to telling residents of Puerto Rico the crisis there is “largely of their own making” to ultimately saying that the U.S. government cannot keep federal emergency workers there “forever.”

The series of tweets comes as relief workers on the ground and Puerto Rican officials say the humanitarian crisis is much worse on the ground than the rosy picture Trump continues to paint.

Disgust aimed at the president came swiftly.

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