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

Sep 2012
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President Trump denied the death toll of nearly 3,000 from Hurricanes Maria and Irma, which swept across Puerto Rico a year ago, in a series of tweets Thursday morning. "3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico," he tweeted. "When I left the island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths." Trump Denies Death Toll In Puerto Rico, Falsely Claims 'Done By The Democrats'

good lord. Trump is just insane. This is a classic case of delusional thinking.
‘Never give an inch’: Trump keeps touting perceived failures as successes
An estimated 3,000 people died after the devastating Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico last year. Large swaths of the island were without power for months. FEMA was short thousands of workers and underestimated how much food and supplies were needed in the recovery, according to a federal government report.

But in the eyes of President Trump, the government's response was a raging success — and one he touted this week as a monstrous hurricane pinwheeled toward the Carolinas.

"We got A Pluses for our recent hurricane work in Texas and Florida (and did an unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico, even though an inaccessible island with very poor electricity and a totally incompetent Mayor of San Juan)," he wrote Wednesday on Twitter.

It's a frequent tactic of the president - elevate a widely perceived failure or mistake and defend it as a great triumph while attacking his critics. His detractors say it is shameless and sometimes comical gaslighting; supporters say he is just a master marketer who uses hyperbole and always shows strength.

"You just never give an inch or admit any mistake in public," said Sam Nunberg, a former aide describing Trump's mind-set.

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the watchman

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whether Trump supporters want to admit it publicly or not. There is something deeply troubling about a president that denies people were killed when they were. Especially, when it's so obviously motivated by his own self-centered ego. It indicates that Trump has some sort of severe personality disorder , like he's a sociopaths or something. How long is our congress going to ignore this. None of them could explain this today. Even though it's written all over their faces. They all think he's nuts.
 

Blueneck

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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.
Which means there's a problem with getting relief to people after a hurricane, especially in remote areas. Something FEMA needs to work on. Perhaps distributing water purification systems to people in advance of hurricane would help. Or not leaving before however many millions of gallons of water hasn't been distributed. The main thing about emergency management is managing the aftermath.

Almost no one died during Katrina either, it was afterwards, just like Puerto Rico.

Instead of whining like a hungry puppy, maybe Trump should just say "we can do better and I'm working with FEMA to assist them in doing their jobs properly and will support their ideas and suggestions."

But no, he's a petulant crybaby asshole stupid motherfucker who is incapable of doing anything positive to make the country better. I think he genuinely believes that the only problem the country has is himself being picked on by the meanie media. If they would just quit pointing out his mistakes he'd be doing much better. :rolleyes:
 
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Which means there's a problem with getting relief to people after a hurricane, especially in remote areas. Something FEMA needs to work on. Perhaps distributing water purification systems to people in advance of hurricane would help. Or not leaving before however many millions of gallons of water hasn't been distributed. The main thing about emergency management is managing the aftermath.

Almost no one died during Katrina either, it was afterwards, just like Puerto Rico.

Instead of whining like a hungry puppy, maybe Trump should just say "we can do better and I'm working with FEMA to assist them in doing their jobs properly and will support their ideas and suggestions."

But no, he's a petulant crybaby asshole stupid motherfucker who is incapable of doing anything positive to make the country better. I think he genuinely believes that the only problem the country has is himself being picked on by the meanie media. If they would just quit pointing out his mistakes he'd be doing much better. :rolleyes:
And some people (somehow) still need to educate themselves as to what FEMA does and does not do.
Even the officials in Puerto Rico get this wrong, so it’s no real surprise when angry name-calling partisans get it wrong as well.
One official was complaining about the “blue tarp” roofs in use and FEMA is taking too long to repair them. FEMA provides the tarps, they’re not responsible for roofing repairs.
Read up, a little education won’t hurt.
 
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