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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 @ 06:52 PM
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I'm only on the second page, but I'd like to say it's been a while since I've seen some old fashioned out-in-the-open racism here.

Stay classy ATS.




posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 06:54 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks
I'm only on the second page, but I'd like to say it's been a while since I've seen some old fashioned out-in-the-open racism here.

Stay classy ATS.


Senator Bernie Sanders says that Donald Trump is "slow" with helping Puerto Rico because he's a RACIST.
www.washingtontimes.com...

Puerto Ricans are darker than the color ORANGE???



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

Right. Repeating your opinion makes it correct.

"Maria" is stupid eh? Nice attempt at a little drive-by nastiness. I'd like to give you credit for an oblique West Side Story reference ... but somehow that seems doubtful.

Let's go with this version from your post ... at least until you want to change it.



“Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help,” Trump said in a series of tweets. "They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.”


First of all, for an English language specialist, you don't seem to realize that, as usual, the first tweet is our glorious leader Trump using a sentence fragment.

"Such poor leadership by the Mayor San Juan" (Tweetie's actual target, aka, the subject)

"and others in Puerto Rico" (Tweetie seems to be trying to make a compound subject, but has faulty pronoun reference in "others" ... what "others"?)

"who are not able to get their workers to help." (this is a dependent clause with the relative pronoun "who" serving for for a subject.)

So, let's actually make an English sentence of this garble and see what we have when we combine it with the second tweet, shall we?

The Mayor of San Juan and others in Puerto Rico, showing such poor leadership, are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything done for them when it should be a community effort.

You want to focus on the the Mayor, the vague "others in Puerto Rico," as the lazy ones here. That's absurd.

The insult of his tweet, for me at least turns about "aren't able to get their workers to help."

Suggesting that, gee, these stupid lazy Puerto Ricans, not unlike Maria and her BF in your own examples, are just too lazy to come to work because THEY want everything done for them.

Let's ignore that the island is devastated, out of power, out of food, etc. etc. Nope, the only relevant fact here is that people are laying out of work and that's the "poor leadership's" fault.

That's the crux of the charge made in the OP.

Of course, I've wasted typing time explaining this to you ... but there you go --- some actual analysis of the English language being mangled by President Tweetie.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04




the Truck union says the drivers are ready. The mayor says they aren't.


Trump says they're not. Must be that beautiful red tape and business interests Trump's been talking about.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 07:50 PM
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Hey, what happened to Russia, Nazi's and Statue anger? Oh, that's right. The media needed a new story line. Don't worry, when after they ride this one out for a week it will be Trump did not take care of the illegals after Harvey.

PR is getting the help it needs. What PR needed was to be ready. The leadership and politicians have those deaths on their hands.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 07:59 PM
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a reply to: matafuchs

Many if not most people in PR were ready. Hence the lack of casualties especially compared to Katrina.

The US response was slow to PR. Kind of tough to deny it.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: jrod

Yeah, many went to shelters. And are still there.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 08:40 PM
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Sooo, the poor people of Puerto Rico are lazy but not Florida? What makes them lazy? Another giant generalization.

Nice to kick someone when they are down like that.

It's amazing that when your majority population are brown/black people, the aid doesn't come too quick, does it??



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 08:57 PM
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Of course Trump supporters only see things in two ways good for Trump/bad for Trump.

As one reads through this thread, that becomes obvious. The most important thing here is not the horrors that our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico have faced or are facing. It’s not really about the speed of the US response.

The only thing at stake here is that “bad for Trump” be avoided at all costs,

It doesn’t matter what has to be said or who has to be blamed ... as long as Trump is blameless.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 09:02 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

The Mayor has all the relief supplies and is refusing to deliver them so she can win some political points by blaming Trump. What a desperate hag and evil person. She is killing her own people for political gain.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 09:04 PM
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originally posted by: jrod
a reply to: matafuchs

Many if not most people in PR were ready. Hence the lack of casualties especially compared to Katrina.

The US response was slow to PR. Kind of tough to deny it.


The r e was a lack of pre planning on Florida and Texas when they prepped be for the hurricane they set up shelters brought in supplies for them. Then took it a step further they had road crews and line workers staying there using it as a base of operations. This allowed each area to clean up there streets and work there way out from each area. They first cleared the main roads then started on back roads. The lineman statted repairing the main lines.

When I wa's there visiting my mom within 2 days after they cleared the main road of poles and trees. People on ocala got the stuff in their neighborhood I helped clean up two huge trees that blocked off two streets. Had to literally cut our way out to get gas for generator. What's happening in puerto rico where 11 days in and they only cleared 60 percent of the roads. Florida had this done in 5 days. But that was because people pitched in to clean up.

The next was truck drivers reporting in to work to get shipments of gas the first week you stood on lines for 6 hours. By the second they were continually resupply in the stations who were getting deliveries each day. Here's the other problem with puerto rico they have millions of gallons of diesel and gas setting in ports with no drivers to deliver it. In fact I read some of the drivers were refusing to work until they get paid.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 09:06 PM
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originally posted by: amfirst1
a reply to: theantediluvian

The Mayor has all the relief supplies and is refusing to deliver them so she can win some political points by blaming Trump. What a desperate hag and evil person. She is killing her own people for political gain.


Yes the poets are over flowing but I don't think it's her fault it's not moving. Just not enough drivers to make deliveries of needed supplies.

By the way here's a Web site that is keeping track of what's going on. It tells you what they have completed.

status.pr...
edit on 10/1/17 by dragonridr because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 10:09 PM
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Lol liberal propaganda backfired again

When will these liberals just respect democracy?

When will the globalists rein in there brainwashing media ?

Ain't happening snowflakes, these are our lands



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 11:03 PM
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originally posted by: amfirst1
a reply to: theantediluvian

The Mayor has all the relief supplies and is refusing to deliver them so she can win some political points by blaming Trump. What a desperate hag and evil person. She is killing her own people for political gain.


The Mayor of San Juan is the Mayor of San Juan. San Juan is 10% of the population of Puerto Rico. The statements I've seen from conservatives in the last few days have been one two seemingly inconsistent varieties:

1. Initially it was everything that could be done was being done but the media was exaggerating the situation to make Trump look bad.

2. The Mayor of San Juan "is a radical" and she's to blame for one of these reasons:

a) she's incompetent and looking to blame Trump.
b) she's too busy making t-shirts and looking to blame Trump.
c) she's not allowing people to access supplies so that she can blame Trump.

There's a few others going around like the truck driver's union is essentially striking to punish the government or some such. I guess that's also to make Trump look bad.

Pretty much everything that Trump is ever criticized for is the result of a plot to make Trump look bad according to many die hard Trump supporters. That seems to be his take on things too.

Of course, whichever plot you favor, it must have been dreamed up for Maria because nobody thought to criticize Trump for the response to Harvey in Texas or Irma in Florida. And apparently nobody gaf about the US Virgin Islands because we haven't heard much of anything about how things are going on there.

Oh and before I forget, many posters also shared with us that a big problem is that Puerto Ricans, as a group, are lazy.

I tend to go with the media response was a little slow but not half as slow as the federal government's. As Lt. Gen Russell Honore has said, Lt. Gen Buchanan should have been appointed on day 2 not day 8. The military has the expertise and the resources to get in there and get # done.

Need roads cleared? Need airstrips brought into working order? Need a logistics network setup quick fast and in a hurry? The military excels at all that.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 11:42 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

lol...



posted on Oct, 2 2017 @ 12:38 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust
In general, are Puerto Ricans a lazy bunch? I've never known anyone from that Island.

Probably a lot of Puerto Rican workers are employed by Trump hotels. Therefore, Donald would know better than those of us who have no interaction with them.

Well, I have and some were friends as well. I don't believe the lazy stereotype at all. Because Trump believes it doesn't mean it's true. See, personal opine doesn't mean fact.

Wait, some were saying that isn't what Trump was meaning about the people, but the government instead!



posted on Oct, 2 2017 @ 02:18 AM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian

originally posted by: amfirst1
a reply to: theantediluvian

The Mayor has all the relief supplies and is refusing to deliver them so she can win some political points by blaming Trump. What a desperate hag and evil person. She is killing her own people for political gain.


The Mayor of San Juan is the Mayor of San Juan. San Juan is 10% of the population of Puerto Rico. The statements I've seen from conservatives in the last few days have been one two seemingly inconsistent varieties:

1. Initially it was everything that could be done was being done but the media was exaggerating the situation to make Trump look bad.

2. The Mayor of San Juan "is a radical" and she's to blame for one of these reasons:

a) she's incompetent and looking to blame Trump.
b) she's too busy making t-shirts and looking to blame Trump.
c) she's not allowing people to access supplies so that she can blame Trump.

There's a few others going around like the truck driver's union is essentially striking to punish the government or some such. I guess that's also to make Trump look bad.

Pretty much everything that Trump is ever criticized for is the result of a plot to make Trump look bad according to many die hard Trump supporters. That seems to be his take on things too.

Of course, whichever plot you favor, it must have been dreamed up for Maria because nobody thought to criticize Trump for the response to Harvey in Texas or Irma in Florida. And apparently nobody gaf about the US Virgin Islands because we haven't heard much of anything about how things are going on there.

Oh and before I forget, many posters also shared with us that a big problem is that Puerto Ricans, as a group, are lazy.

I tend to go with the media response was a little slow but not half as slow as the federal government's. As Lt. Gen Russell Honore has said, Lt. Gen Buchanan should have been appointed on day 2 not day 8. The military has the expertise and the resources to get in there and get # done.

Need roads cleared? Need airstrips brought into working order? Need a logistics network setup quick fast and in a hurry? The military excels at all that.


You forgot d: She was a strong Hillary supporter in 2016.

Which actually explains everything in a nutshell.



posted on Oct, 2 2017 @ 06:16 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Really? Most shelters were base in San Juan by FEMA, the rest of the Island stay in their homes due to the type of topography in the Island people do not have access to SAN Juan in a rush.


Most people stay in their homes and most people were prepared, hurricanes are part of the life of people in the Caribbean Islands.


That is a fact.



posted on Oct, 2 2017 @ 06:19 AM
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a reply to: TritonTaranis


You have no idea, my husband and me just look at each other every time the US media keeps lying on TV about PR to the US people.


Is freaking unbelievable.


Now I know for a fact what the US media is all about and have my own prof.



posted on Oct, 3 2017 @ 07:12 PM
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The images of Trump holding up various supplies and then tossing them out to people was really bad cosmetics as he calls it, but that he thought that would be good cosmetics is itself the problem.

These are American citizens, not mobs of starving desperate people with him in the role of Robinhood.

Why throw it at them, instead of doing the work and handing the supplies to people with a word of encouragement, maybe shake some hands, give a few hugs. No, he has to throw them the supplies through the air. Argh!




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