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Trump Attacks Mayor of San Juan and Accuses Puerto Ricans of Being Lazy

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posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 04:49 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian


And it looks like criticism over the speed with which the federal government has responded to the catastrophic hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, an island of nearly three and a half million Americans, has him tremendously triggered — so much so that the Misleader of the Fact-free World has launched an attack on the Mayor of San Juan, the media and most reprehensibly, the very victims of this disaster, Puerto Ricans.

Smoke and mirrors. Puerto Rico is so debt leveraged (12billion?). So sorry, only a facade of help will be forthcoming. Who's going to pay for rebuilding? How are they going to pay for it?

Big banks only 'interest' is money.

Something Puerto Rico has been exploited out of by, wait for it... big banking.

Trump insults serve the Twitterverse well, gives them something to twaddle about, deflecting from the subject or any actual solutions.

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posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 05:07 AM
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You seem to fall prey to all the anti Trump news,is this by accident or alterior motives



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 05:26 AM
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originally posted by: Konduit
Mayor of San Juan literally killing her citizens to spite Trump. This is virtue signalling in 2017. It's worth letting a few of their citizens die from starvation simply so they can print t-shirts about the evil nasty Trump.

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This is incredible and harrowing. The Trump haters simply don't care. To them, it is a political opportunity and nothing more.

It has now been confirmed that the Mayor who attacked Trump is not even showing up to meetings to coordinate efforts. This has been corroborated by both FEMA and another mayor in PR. She does, however, have the time for TV interviews and printing t-shirts.

The ports in PR are overloaded with supplies, so much so that there is no more room in the ports, but they are not getting to the people. Like every other socialist-run area, it would appear that PR is both inefficient and corrupt and in place to serve an elite class at the expense of the people.

I am also hearing - but not verified - that PR workers at the ports are refusing to distribute anything until they are paid...


Puerto Rican born and raised, Colonel Michael A. Valle (”Torch”), Commander, 101st Air and Space Operations Group, and Director of the Joint Air Component Coordination Element, 1st Air Force, responsible for Hurricane Maria relief efforts, has the following comment:

…They have the generators, water, food, medicine, and fuel on the ground, yet the supplies are not moving across the island as quickly as they’re needed. “It’s a lack of drivers for the transport trucks, the 18 wheelers. Supplies we have. Trucks we have. There are ships full of supplies, backed up in the ports, waiting to have a vehicle to unload into. However, only 20% of the truck drivers show up to work. These are private citizens in Puerto Rico, paid by companies that are contracted by the government”


Ports full and unions on strike to leverage a deal

I think the people jumping on propaganda to push their anti-Trump hatred need to take a step back before they really shame themselves. For some, including the usual suspects on CNN, it's too late. They have already used white supremacy and racism as attacks. They are a total disgrace.
It seems as though Trump's tweets were 100% correct.
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posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 06:45 AM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: theantediluvian

The responses here, by and large, are appalling and repulsive.

"Deplorable" is far, far too gentle a word for some of these posts.


So calling us deplorable and racists has lost its effect and now you need a stronger word? How about we’re all terrorists now until that word also loses its effect.

On topic: I guess the governor having positive things to say about the admin’s quick response for humanitarian aid wasn’t acceptable to the liberal media. Glad they could find a partisan mayor down there to find a way to use this tragedy for political gain. We know the dems need anything to assist them from these dark times of having no power to screw the people.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 06:48 AM
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a reply to: Middleoftheroad

Well, much like association with the word Deplorables and the unending crying about being called a racist, you have put yourself in that group. As to over use of the word terrorist, that's more the style of right-wingers.

Don't like it, don't associate yourself with it. /shrug



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 06:55 AM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: Middleoftheroad

Well, much like association with the word Deplorables and the unending crying about being called a racist, you have put yourself in that group. As to over use of the word terrorist, that's more the style of right-wingers.

Don't like it, don't associate yourself with it. /shrug



Fair enough everyone has opinions. My opinion is you have put yourself in the low IQ Hillary supporter group. I picture you sitting in front of your computer smacking the keyboard trying to get legible words to show up while wearing your helmet. See how that works, we can both insult each other but it gets us nowhere.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 07:05 AM
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a reply to: Middleoftheroad

Unsurprisingly, you've missed the point.

YOU put yourself into groups like "Deplorables" and "racists." You won't find me calling you either.

That is self-association, yet, you blame me. Cry on.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 07:08 AM
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It's fascinating to see people pushing opinion-based boggle from propaganda sites like "Conservative Treehouse" and then complain about propaganda.

Coupled with carefully cherry-picked Youtoob vids, Trump apologists deny reality and think they've accomplished something.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 07:15 AM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: Middleoftheroad

Unsurprisingly, you've missed the point.

YOU put yourself into groups like "Deplorables" and "racists." You won't find me calling you either.

That is self-association, yet, you blame me. Cry on.


Cool, I heard they sell t-shirts these days.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 07:26 AM
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The point here, as outlined in the OP, is not merely a matter of who's doing what. There are problems with logistics on the ground. People who are there trying to help are working to overcome those problems.

Meanwhile, the President of the United States is crying from his golf course about someone being mean to him by insulting the Americans on Puerto Rico who have been DEVASTATED by natural disaster.

There's simply no precedent for a sitting POTUS to act in such a childish, asinine and non-productive manner.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 08:04 AM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
The point here, as outlined in the OP, is not merely a matter of who's doing what. There are problems with logistics on the ground. People who are there trying to help are working to overcome those problems.

Meanwhile, the President of the United States is crying from his golf course about someone being mean to him by insulting the Americans on Puerto Rico who have been DEVASTATED by natural disaster.

There's simply no precedent for a sitting POTUS to act in such a childish, asinine and non-productive manner.



He was pointing out the disrespect shown by the mayor to the thousands of people helping and rightly calling out her political efforts in the face of the crisis. As usual, leftists are crying about the reaction to one of their baseless attacks.
He also did not insult the PR's who have been devastated, he called out those not pulling their weight in getting the problem sorted, but again, as usual, you want to help add to the drama because you can't see past your anti-Trump nose.

Shame on you for pushing politics when people are suffering.
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posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 08:07 AM
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a reply to: UKTruth

Nah, that's just more of your opinion.

He was being the same childish incompetent he always is by insulting the Puerto Rican people in the time of their greatest need.

The President's only "job" here is to help Americans.

He's not doing his job.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 08:07 AM
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If 80% of truck drivers and 50% of PR National Guard troops didn't show up up after the Hurricanes and the Teamsters Strike, what is the federal government to do? It's not a giant island system. I guess we should just bypass the govt their and drop supplies as best they can.
For the mayor of San Juan to grandstand while there are tons of supplies around her is a joke. Roads, ports and airfields should be getting cleared as #1 priorities. If it's a distribution crisis than perhaps martial law needs to be declared so we can get the military resources there to distribute the aid. Like it or not this whole crisis shows how messed up PR and it's government is. They were already massively in debt before this, the disasters have exposed every flaw and now some PR leaders want to shift the blame. Figure out how to get local truckers to start moving freight....otherwise the Federal Government will take over the whole process and Puerto Rican Citizens can start to feel like Haitians.

We get that they got slammed with Hurricanes, we want to help them. We have brought aid and support. Everyone on PR has to pitch in and do their part to save their Islands. I guess the best solution at this Time is to just militrize the situation so we can deliver the aid without help from the PR government.
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posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 08:08 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

...and he is doing his job admirably in the face of baseless attacks by those wanting to use the opportunity to push a political agenda.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 08:10 AM
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originally posted by: pavil
Of 80% of truck drivers and 50% of PR National Guard troops didn't show up up after the Hurricanes and the Teamsters Strike, what is the federal government to do? It's not a giant island system. I guess we should just bypass the govt their and drop supplies as best they can.
For the mayor of San Juan to grandstand while there are tons of supplies around her is a joke. Roads, ports and airfields should be getting cleared as #1 priorities. If it's a distribution crisis than perhaps martial law needs to be declared so we can get the military resources there to distribute the aid. Like it or not this whole crisis shows how messed up PR and it's government is. They were already massively in debt before this, the disasters have exposed every flaw and now some PR leaders want to shift the blame. Figure out how to get local truckers to start moving freight....otherwise the Federal Government will take over the whole process and Puerto Rican Citizens can start to feel like Haitians.

We get that they got slammed with Hurricanes, we want to help them. We have brought aid and support. Everyone on PR has to pitch in and do their part to save their Islands. I guess the best solution at this Time is to just militrize the situation so we can deliver the aid without help from the PR government.


Spot on.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 08:12 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

The only people I saw him insult are the ones in charge who are not helping their people in their time of need.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 08:12 AM
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a reply to: UKTruth

Hardly, not even by his own beliefs and criteria for what a President should do in times of disaster ...




posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 08:20 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Back to tweets, eh... the fact remains that the federal Govt provided PR with all the required aid and the issue lies squarely on the PR authorities for not managing the distribution effectively. The narrative you are pushing? Politics. Whilst people are suffering. It's not only dishonest, it does a disservice to the very people suffering by not being clear where the actual problem lies and putting pressure on people like the Mayor in question... but then I guess political agendas are more important to radicals.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 08:21 AM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: UKTruth

Hardly, not even by his own beliefs and criteria for what a President should do in times of disaster ...




If you use his standard on this are you going to use his standard on everything else?

Just curious what you would like him to do what he has not done.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 08:51 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

You don't like that Mr. Trump's stated words and beliefs should be consistent and rational?

/shrug







 
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