Trump reignites Puerto Rico feud amid Hurricane Dorian | TheHill


The president blasted San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz as “incompetent,” demeaned the island as “one of the most corrupt places on earth” and diverted Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds toward the southern border even as his administration is expected to provide assistance to the U.S. territory in the wake of yet another large-scale storm.

The moves mark a fresh chapter in the long-simmering feud between Trump and island officials stemming from criticism over his handling of the fallout from Hurricane Maria.

“Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. “Their political system is broken and their politicians are either Incompetent or Corrupt. Congress approved Billions of Dollars last time, more than anyplace else has ever gotten, and it is sent to Crooked Pols. No good!….

 

Source: Trump reignites Puerto Rico feud amid Hurricane Dorian | TheHill

Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy will make hurricane recovery brutal – here’s why – Salon.com


Insecurities across a wide spectrum, including food supply and infrastructure, are going to be severe obstacles

Source: Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy will make hurricane recovery brutal – here’s why – Salon.com

‘Dammit — people are dying here’: Furious San Juan mayor shreds White House response to Puerto Rico crisis


Appearing on CNN’s New Day Friday morning, a furious and emotional mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, lashed out at the White House for congratulating itself on the job it is doing with the post-hurricane humanitarian crisis, saying people are dying while White House officials are already patting themselves on the back. Speaking with host Alisyn Camerota, Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz blistered the White House over what it called a “good news story.” After viewing…

Source: ‘Dammit — people are dying here’: Furious San Juan mayor shreds White House response to Puerto Rico crisis

FEMA Under Trump Fails To Help After Tornados Devastate S.E. The Incompetence Is Showing Already.


THIS is what American Carnage means. Just as FEMA failed to get help to NOLA after Katrina, so Trump and his team have dropped the ball after tornado storms ripped through the SouthEast this past Saturday and Sunday. There are 20 people dead and communities devastated with some areas looking like what many call a war zone. Officials are begging Trump to send help TWO-THREE DAYS after the tornado storms. Make sure you spread this story. Trump supporters need to see what voting for incompetent, anti-government Republicans gets them. No help when you need it. Republicans are about installing cronies and reaping profits for themselves and not about making sure Government works for the welfare of the people.

Officials Beg Trump to Send Help After Storms Kill 20 Across South

Desperate officials pleaded with President Donald Trump to send federal assistance Monday after at least 20 people were killed by storms and tornadoes that caused devastation authorities likened to the impact of a nuclear blast.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said he had dispatched a letter to Trump pleading for help after four people were killed in his state.

Source: FEMA Under Trump Fails To Help After Tornados Devastate S.E. The Incompetence Is Showing Already.