Donald Trump took to his Twitter account on Wednesday to bash the Mayor of San Juan just ahead of the looming storm, because that’s how the former reality show star displays his love for Puerto Rico. The Trump administration was not prepared for the last two hurricanes that besieged the U.S. territory, and so he once again claimed on Tuesday that Puerto Rico received $92 billion for disaster relief. That, of course, did not happen. But, not to be outdone by himself, Trump tweeted that the Mayor of San Juan is “incompetent.”
Racist grandpa Donald Trump also appeared to complain about how Puerto Rico has repeatedly been hit by major storms.
We are tracking closely tropical storm Dorian as it heads, as usual, to Puerto Rico. FEMA and all others are ready, and will do a great job. When they do, let them know it, and give them a big Thank You – Not like last time. That includes from the incompetent Mayor of San Juan!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2019
Trump has repeatedly traded barbs with Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and now that a potential disaster is looming, the ‘president’ decided to lower the bar. Trump’s outburst is likely because Cruz responded on CNN last night to the former reality star’s Tuesday tweet. “We are not going to be concerned by, frankly, his behavior, his lack of understanding, and it is ludicrous,” Cruz said of Trump. “So get out of the way, President Trump, and let people who can do the job get the job done.”
Trump doesn’t like strong women, apparently. And perhaps he uses this as a diversion tactic. The Trump administration is now planning to use $271 million allocated for disaster aid efforts in order to expand space in migrant detention centers and bolster a program that requires tens of thousands of asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases are processed in the U.S., CBS reports.
fun fact: you’ve been draining FEMA resources in order to build your stupid racist wall. so yeah, when storms ravage US territory there won’t even be enough money to buy paper towels for you to lob. but hey, maybe the storms will blow all the bedbugs out of your Doral omelet bar
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) August 28, 2019
The timing of this news is ironic since Trump wants Americans to “thank” FEMA while he depletes the agency of its badly needed resources — just ahead of a potential disaster. The Trump administration is set to pull millions from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund — just two years after thousands of Puerto Ricans died as a result of Hurricane Maria. But Mayor Cruz is the “incompetent” one.
You can’t make this stuff up.
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