Trump’s Response to Puerto Rico Worse Than Bush’s Katrina

 

San Juan mayor: ‘My people are dying here’

Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico talks with Rachel Maddow about the yawning gap between the harsh reality that Americans in Puerto Rico are dealing with and the impotence and inefficiency of the Trump administration’s response.

 

Puerto Rico hurricane death toll near 5,000

A new study finds that the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria stands close to 4,600, more than 70 times the government’s original estimate. CNN’s Leyla Santiago reports.

 

Still no full accounting for Hurricane Maria

 

Comparison of George W. Bush’s Katrina Failure and the Trump Administration’s handling of Puerto Rico

 

Instead Of Sending Aid, Donald Trump Chooses To Insult And Shame Puerto Rico

The island of Puerto Rico (a U.S. territory) has been begging the mainland to send aid after they were smacked by back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes. Instead, Donald Trump ignored their plight for several days before Tweeting out insults aimed at the island for being massively in debt and not being able to make their infrastructure hurricane-proof. People are dying, and all Trump can do is insult them

 

FEMA: Not our job to distribute food and water in Puerto Rico

Rachel Maddow reports on the situation in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, which has not received any FEMA aid despite multiple visits from FEMA representatives who helped victims with paperwork. FEMA says its the mayor’s job to distribute food and water

 

Media Accesses Puerto Rico Roads FEMA Won’t Drive With Aid

Rachel Maddow shares exclusive footage of some roads in Puerto Rico that are clear and passable even though FEMA insists they are not and won’t use them to deliver help to victims of Hurricane Maria

 

Trump: Federal response in Puerto Rico is ‘a ten’

The president says the U.S. response to Hurricane Maria ‘was better than anyone has ever seen.’ The governor of Puerto Rico pointedly declines to agree.

 

President Donald Trump Touts Puerto Rico Response a Success As Mayor Begs For Help

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz gave a stunning rebuke of the Trump administration’s ineffective response to the humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria

 

Firm from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s hometown lands $300 million power grid contract in Puerto Rico

Lawmakers are questioning how Whitefish Energy, a small power company based in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s hometown of Whitefish, Montana, which donated to Trumps Presidential campaign landed a $300 million contract to help restore power in Puerto Rico.

 

Puerto Rico pulls the plug on $300M Whitefish power contract

Puerto Rico is cancelling a controversial $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy to restore power to the island. The head of Puerto Rico’s power company, PREPA, estimates the cancellation will delay power restoration by 10 to 12 weeks. David Begnaud reports from the Whitefish headquarters in Montana.

 

 

trump san juan mayor tweets

Hateful, Dishonest, Incompetent, Vindictive Worst President Ever TRUMP has the nerve to attack San Juan Mayor for complaining about People Dying while he plays GOLF!

Where’s REPUBLICAN’S outrage?

If TRUMP were a Democrat, they would be all over him and calling for his impeachment.  Goes to show what cowardly, partisan, non-principled HACKS Republicans are.

 

PUERTO RICO depopulating

For more than 10 years, the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico has been going through a severe economic crisis that has even caused the island’s authorities to be forced to declare bankruptcy, the bankruptcy of the government of Puerto Rico. This is the biggest bankruptcy of a public administration in the history of the United States. And if that weren’t enough, last September 2017, Hurricane Maria caused huge damages throughout Puerto Rico… damages valued at 100 billion dollars and from which the island has not yet recovered.

Puerto Rico crisis lingers as Trump moves on

Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico, talks with Joy Reid about the challenges the island is still dealing with months after catastrophic hurricanes, problems made worse by the Trump administration’s bungling of the response and the new Republican tax law.

Puerto Rico crisis lingers as Trump administration moves on

Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico, talks with Joy Reid about the challenges the island is still dealing with months after catastrophic hurricanes, problems made worse by the Trump administration’s bungling of the response and the new Republican tax law.

Puerto Rico will be an enduring stain on Trump’s presidency

Speaking in Alabama on Friday night, September 22, 2017, Trump took aim at the small group of NFL players who were kneeling, during the national anthem, as a protest against racial injustice. Team owners, he said, should be meeting their demonstrations with calls to “get that son of a bitch off the field right now,” adding theatrically: “He’s fired!”

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