Politics

Hey Donald Trump, Paper Towels Didn’t Save Puerto Rico And Neither Did You

US President Donald Trump takes part in a food and supply distribution at the Cavalry Chapel in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on October 3, 2017. Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria thrashed through the US territory, much of the islands remains short of food and without access to power or drinking water. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Yesha Callahan
Sep, 12, 2018 1:01 PM UTC

According to President Donald ‘Fake News’ Trump, he did a stupendous job in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, and left over 3,000 deaths in its wake. And as the parts of the United States braces itself for Hurricane Florence, the dotard-in-chief doubled down on the lies about how he made Puerto Rico great again.

On Tuesday, Trump and his infamous Twitter fingers had a lot to say about “his” work in Puerto Rico and how much of a success it was.

“I think Puerto Rico was incredibly successful. Puerto Rico was, actually, our toughest one of all because it’s an island, so you just – you can’t truck things onto it. Everything is by boat,” he said during the meeting.

“The job that FEMA and law enforcement and everybody did, working along with the Governor in Puerto Rico, I think was tremendous. I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success,” he continued.

Yes, by success, he must mean his throwing arm that he used to distribute paper towels during his first visit after the hurricane hit.

But of course after he received some heavy criticism, and facts about his version of “success,” he went right back to Twitter to defend himself:

Not only did he refer to Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, as incompetent, he actually seems to want to convince people in the U.S. that he has everything under control for the upcoming hurricane.

It’s crazy to think that Trump actually sees the recovery efforts as a success, and continues to drag Puerto Rico at a time where the island still needs help, all while a stockpile of water was photographed sitting on a field. The same water that was supposed to be distributed to the people of Puerto Rico by FEMA. The same water that would have been helpful when people didn’t have clean water to drink or bathe with.

Posted by Abdiel Santana on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Definitely not what I would define as successful. But as usual, Trump’s delusions of grandeur and narcissism won’t let him think otherwise. But god bless him for those rolls of paper towels.

 

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