Donald Trump blames the almost 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico, not on Hurricane Maria, but on the Democrats.

By | 2018-09-13T11:01:33+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |16 Comments


Wait, what?

Trump landed in Puerto Rico to throw paper towels at its citizens only two weeks after the storm, and people were STILL dying from the effects of the storm. 

In fact, Trump got into a very public fight with the Mayor of San Juan who at that time was saying publicly that the response was insufficient and that people were continuing to die. 

Now after almost a full year, we get the actual number of fatalities (Which you can read here at NYT) and rather than accept that the response was terrible and things need to change, Trump refuses to believe the data and instead decides it is “fake news” created by his political rivals to make him look bad. 

That is…..insane.

P.S. Speaking of that San Juan Mayor this is how she responded to Trump’s tweets. 

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16 Comments

  1. Anonymous September 13, 2018 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Wow. It’s like dealing with a drug addict who can never tell the truth and always places the blame. I wish to hell people would get him out asap. America needs to go back to itself. We can’t be a cross between Hitler’s wildest wet dream and Alice in the wonderland’s who’s been painting my roses red. General Kelly is right by calling it crazytown. Now if those cowards in the white house would just come forth and fight for our country instead of hiding behind their fear of Donald Trump we can move forward.

  2. Anonymous September 13, 2018 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Michael Avenatti Says He’s Appearing On Tucker Carlson’s Show Tonight: ‘Get Your Popcorn Ready’

    https://www.mediaite.com/online/michael-avenatti-says-hes-appearing-on-tucker-carlsons-show-tonight-get-your-popcorn-ready/

  3. Anonymous September 13, 2018 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Next week Trump will claim no hurricane has ever hit Puerto Rico

  4. anonymous September 13, 2018 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Hmmmmm… Mueller subpoenas Jerome Corsi, birther and ex-Alex Jones associate https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna906756

    • anon September 13, 2018 at 10:49 am - Reply

      ‘Corsi became the D.C. bureau chief for Infowars in 2017, but no longer works there. Prior to the 2016 presidential election he was a source for Trump’s incorrect claims that Barack Obama was not born in the U.S.’

  5. anon September 13, 2018 at 11:02 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/5-ways-trump-administration-failed-miserably-comes-hurricane-preparedness/

    1. The Defunding of FEMA
    2. The Defunding of the U.S. Coast Guard
    3. Trump Dropped the Ball Badly in Puerto Rico
    4. Trump Is a Climate Change Denier
    5. Trump Has Favored Fossil Fuels Over Green Energy

    • Anonymous September 15, 2018 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      In January FEMA moved pallets of water outside to save money on storage. Of course it is all ruined now. Tax payer dollars WASTED.

      Helluva job, Trumpie.

  6. H September 13, 2018 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Apologies for being off topic. Did the palins expand their so property when they acquired that bitchs house? Their yard looks much bigger.

  7. Anonymous September 13, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Since ‘Citizens United,’ Just 15 Groups Account for 75 Percent of the $800+ Million in Dark Money Spent on US Elections

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/09/13/citizens-united-just-15-groups-account-75-percent-800-million-dark-money-spent-us

  8. DanRather September 13, 2018 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    FB>
    “Pres. Trump’s lies and shameless fanning of conspiracy theories around the thousands of hurricane deaths in Puerto Rico must be refuted without equivocation. The mantle of moral leadership must be forged by facts.”

  9. Anon September 13, 2018 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/09/13/puerto-rico-responds-to-trump-by-calling-him-worthless-and-crazy.html

    “Worthle$$ and crazy are two of the best terms that can be used to describe this president.”
    He is worthless because he does nothing for the American people, and he is crazy because he denies basic facts and does not subscribe to reality. Trump is trying to use the same tactics as president that he used to build his brand and self-created mythology. The fact that his tariffs are killing American jobs, or that he has hasn’t brought manufacturing back.

    America needs a president, not a “worthless crazy” who is trying to convince the people that HI$ fantasy life is real.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/09/13/house-panel-backs-bill-to-make-trump-tax-cuts-permanent.html

    “The tax overhaul that Trump signed into law last December, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, gave permanent tax relief to corporations BUTT set individual cuts to expire after 2025.”

  10. puck September 13, 2018 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    i received a large settlement at the time. i knew trump was not going to do anything-so i packed a huge donation though the expresidents fund. i then sent another when i saw dumpt throwing paper towels???. i did what i could. we all should have helped. what’s $20? how hard was that? put dumpt where he belongs-playschool.

  11. Beaglemom September 13, 2018 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Don the Con resembles Sarah Palin in his eagerness to blame everything on the Democrats. No, Don the Con, the Democrats are not to blame for your failures in caring for the people of Puerto Rico last year. And you’re going to fail again this year now that you’ve diverted $39 million from FEMA’s hurricane response funds and from the US Coast Guard.

  12. Anonymous September 13, 2018 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Trump’s Hurricane Maria Deaths Denial Is A Warning And A Threat

    —Obviously, the main purpose of Trump’s tweet was to shirk responsibility for his failures. As president, he is responsible for federal disaster relief efforts and the fact that so many people died in Puerto Rico reflects poorly on him. So he lies about it.

    In doing so, he echoes those who have long denied acts of genocide, including Holocaust deniers and deniers of the Armenian genocide. It’s true that the deaths in Puerto Rico weren’t intentional and therefore don’t rise to the horrific level of genocide. But denying them can still serve many of the same purposes as denying planned atrocities.

    First, denying the deaths in Puerto Rico functions as a kind of boast. Trump is insisting that he can get away with saying anything. This is a common tactic used by fascist leaders. Their propaganda “is marked by its extreme contempt for facts as such,” Hannah Arendt wrote in the classic Origins of Totalitarianism. “For in their opinion, fact depends entirely on the power of man who can fabricate it.”

    Jason Stanley, author of the recent book How Fascism Works, explains that “signing onto the leader’s lies functions as a loyalty oath.” Lying about the victims in Puerto Rico, in particular, turns a nonpartisan discussion about human life and how best to prevent its loss into a purely partisan question of fealty to the president. Caring about those people over there who are not us (never mind that these particular dead were Americans too) and admitting they suffered becomes a sign of weakness and disloyalty.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-trump-hurricane-maria-deaths-puerto-rico-genocide_us_5b9ab974e4b01151973c0138

    • Anonymous September 15, 2018 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      I think an arguement can be made that it could be genocide by carelessness. We know Trump doesn’t like brown people. The actions of the government post hurricane weren’t exactly top notch. If people died after the hurricane because they didn’t have food or water or shelter or adequate medical suppliles or attention, their deaths were a result of neglect, incompetence or carelessness. If some brown people died through government neglect, that could be considered a kind of genocide. We know what kind of resources the government is capable of gathering and deploying in times of disaster. That didn’t happen.

      Why were supply ships from other countries turned away and denied access to help Puerto Rico?

      Passive Genocide.

  13. Anonymous September 15, 2018 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    *This* is why Donald Trump’s approval ratings are dropping. People simply can’t take the cray-cray anymore.

    Those that weren’t disgusted by how he treated the death of John McCain and left then.

    Those that didn’t leave after his kidnapping and extortion of the children of asylum seekers.

    That that didn’t leave after all of the criminal activity of his campaign intimates has been exposed and confirmed by indictments, convictions and admissions.

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