Trump Denies Death Toll In Puerto Rico, Falsely Claims 'Done By The Democrats'.

the watchman

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Trump is right. Those people did not die during the hurricanes, They died in the aftermath. To this day they are finding supplies that the local PR government failed to disperse to the people. You have had several local politicians arrested and charged with corruption for benefitting from recovery funds they stole.
he didn't say anything about after the hurricane. He's claiming the 3 thousand number isn't true and that Democrats came up with that number. Neither of those things are rooted in reality. There's something seriously wrong with Trump. He's a bald-faced liar. Or he's nuts.
 

the watchman

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Trump shit out a filthy lie about the deaths of 3,000 Americans, blaming Democrats. To defend his lie to to lower yourself to that moral level.
what's up with that. Most people would turn on a politician but quick if they made claims they could see with their own eyes was not true. With Trump what ever he says his supporter immediately agree with it. Even if they can see for themselves that it's demonstrably false. Classic cult mentality.
 
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what's up with that. Most people would turn on a politician but quick if they made claims they could see with their own eyes was not true. With Trump what ever he says his supporter immediately agree with it. Even if they can see for themselves that it's demonstrably false. Classic cult mentality.
Two things, I think/

First, I would venture to say most fuckwit Trump fans do not realize Puerto Ricans are Americans. Also, they are predominantly Latino, and hence not American in their eyes.

Second, stupid people love Trump like they love Palin, as they see someone as stupid as they are achieve something, and thin that makes them smart. So hey have a vested interest in never admitting Trump was wrong, as that would be a tacit admission of their own stupidity.

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he didn't say anything about after the hurricane. He's claiming the 3 thousand number isn't true and that Democrats came up with that number. Neither of those things are rooted in reality. There's something seriously wrong with Trump. He's a bald-faced liar. Or he's nuts.
Your last sentence - I would suggest you change the "Or" to "And".
 
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Your last sentence - I would suggest you change the "Or" to "And".
In a Venn Diagram, the ovals containing 'Liars' and 'Nuts' DO overlap, so the intersection of the two sets is non-empty. To put it in technical terms.

And I DO believe Donald Trump is firmly in that intersection.
 
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Trump shit out a filthy lie about the deaths of 3,000 Americans, blaming Democrats. To defend his lie to to lower yourself to that moral level.
Anyone blaming “Democrats” for the deaths attributed to the hurricane is as crazy as anyone blaming Trump for these deaths.
No politician made the effects of the hurricane worse.
Trump is not responsible for the PR political system or infrastructure nor is he responsible for the distribution of recovery resources. All of these suffered due to the effects of an act of nature, not a political belief system.
 
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Anyone blaming “Democrats” for the deaths attributed to the hurricane is as crazy as anyone blaming Trump for these deaths.
No politician made the effects of the hurricane worse.
Trump is not responsible for the PR political system or infrastructure nor is he responsible for the distribution of recovery resources. All of these suffered due to the effects of an act of nature, not a political belief system.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Congress launched a bipartisan investigation into how the Bush administration’s response had fallen so fatally short. That probe found, among other things, that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had neglected to line up potential contractors in preparation for a major natural disaster — an oversight that led FEMA to rely on wasteful, fraudulent, or inefficient partners once the levees broke.

Now, some on Capitol Hill are beginning to suspect that FEMA made the same error under Trump, in the run-up to last year’s devastating hurricane season. Cause for such concerns isn’t hard to find. In November, the Associated Press revealed that the agency paid a single firm $30 million for emergency tarps and plastic sheeting — none of which was ever delivered.


And on Tuesday, the New York Times reported that FEMA handed off responsibility for providing Puerto Rico with much of its emergency food aid to “Tiffany Brown, an Atlanta entrepreneur with no experience in large-scale disaster relief and at least five canceled government contracts in her past.” The agency struck a $156 million contract with Brown, which required her to deliver 30 million meals to hungry Puerto Ricans.

Mistakes ensued:

Ms. Brown, who is adept at navigating the federal contracting system, hired a wedding caterer in Atlanta with a staff of 11 to freeze-dry wild mushrooms and rice, chicken and rice, and vegetable soup. She found a nonprofit in Texas that had shipped food aid overseas and domestically, including to a Houston food bank after Hurricane Harvey.

By the time 18.5 million meals were due, Tribute had delivered only 50,000. And FEMA inspectors discovered a problem: The food had been packaged separately from the pouches used to heat them. FEMA’s solicitation required “self-heating meals.”

…FEMA insists no Puerto Ricans missed a meal as a result of the failed agreement with Tribute. FEMA relied on other suppliers that provided “ample” food and water for distribution, said William Booher, an agency spokesman.

But there is little doubt that in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans struggled with access to food. The storm shut down ports on an island that imports about 85 percent of its food supply. Farms were flattened. Supermarkets lost electricity and could not find diesel to run their generators. The stores that opened using generator power could not offer much from their understocked shelves.​

This revelation about FEMA’s less-than-stellar taste in contractors is only the latest testament to the gross negligence of the Trump administration’s response to Puerto Rico’s hurricane crisis — a negligence that predates the crisis itself. Days before Hurricane Maria made landfall, the White House learned that a Category 4 storm was likely to hit the island, and that the territory’s electrical grid was unlikely to survive such an onslaught.