Can I be real for a second? I'm getting sick, to my actual stomach, of writing about this bum we're forced to call president. But as our totally "untampered with" "elected" "choice," he's not going anywhere anytime soon. So, write on, I must.
On Monday night, a full week after Hurricane Maria ripped through the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, Trump finally addressed the destruction left in its path. But instead of offering words of support—or, I don't know, a general plan of action for restoration, he instead decided to twist the proverbial knife already sticking out of the island's side, yank it out, pour salt in the wound and top it off with a used band-aid.
Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017
...It's old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017
(Its*, you imbecile.)
...owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with. Food, water and medical are top priorities - and doing well. #FEMA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017
oh you wanted him to tweet about Puerto Rico? Well he did — and blamed Puerto Rico. pic.twitter.com/74BK3Smfhv— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) September 26, 2017
stupidly, i did not see the "chastise puerto rico for 'billions owed to wall street and the banks' angle coming https://t.co/xweJhrReab— Josh Crutchmer (@jcrutchmer) September 26, 2017
Trump managed to victim blame Puerto Rico for the hurricane. https://t.co/raYIR5VFAT— Calvin (@calvinstowell) September 26, 2017
I haven't seen a single news report saying food, water and medical care on Puerto Rico "doing well." https://t.co/OPf6w44RuE— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) September 26, 2017
Breakdown of Trump tweets for the past 7 days:— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) September 26, 2017
Puerto Rico: 3
Crooked Hillary, Russia, & Fake News: 5
NFL, #TakeTheKnee, & TV ratings: 18
Really not sure how to read this other than Trump taking this opportunity to blame Puerto Rico for its misfortune... pic.twitter.com/KgpIPaYIk1— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) September 26, 2017
trump: america first!— Ziwe (@ziwe) September 26, 2017
puerto rico, u.s. territory: we don't have potable water or electricity
also, trump: that sounds like a you problem!
Mean-fucking-while, thousands upon thousands of Puerto Ricans remain without power, and an estimated 80 percent of the crop value in Puerto Rico has been completely wiped out, per the New York Times. In other words, they're running out of time, food, and resources quickly.
Thankfully, other public figures like Carmelo Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda are stepping up to do their part. Trump, who will apparently be visiting the island next Tuesday, could stand to learn a thing or two from them.