There seems to be a growing media meme that while, okay, we’ll give you that Trump did well enough with Houston and Florida, his racist instincts have kicked in and he’s ignoring Puerto Rico.
Trump Tuesday announced that he will go to Puerto Rico and possibly the U.S. Virgin Islands next week. And this just in from the governor of the island:
We are very grateful for the administration. They have responded quickly. The president has been very attentive through the situation, personally calling me several times.
Everyone knows that Barack Obama would not have called the governor of Puerto Rico – or anywhere else – more than once, at the most, to cover his ass. But Trump will get no credit. The president is aware of the what’s developing, and his tweet last night was an attempt to be proactive by getting people to understand that one reason Puerto Rico will not be getting back on its feet quickly is that the island had – sorry to be so blunt – devastated itself before the hurricane did.
Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble. It’s old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with. Food, water and medical are top priorities – and doing well.
Bitter and angry Hillary Clinton of course sought to drum up anti-Trump sentiment over the hurricane response by saying she didn’t think Trump even understood that Puerto Ricans were Americans. She gets that this plays well into the Democratic meme that Trump is anti-Hispanic, and so she hopes take advantage of the tragedy to divide Americans in order to hurt Trump.
Meantime, hopefully Puerto Rico will get better help than did Haiti, where the corrupt Clintons somehow got ahold of the operation and milked it to the benefit of them and their cronies.