This is not so outlandish a claim by President Trump, despite the collective American wave of Concern-hoopla.
The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
What we are witnessing in the aftermath of hurricane Maria’s destruction of Puerto Rico (and ensuing infrastructure unraveling) is nothing short of hallway politics. President Trump, regardless of any American effort to assist the island ghetto, is thoroughly fucked because this is a PR war that can never be “won” as long as the MSM and American ignorentsia is allowed to spin its liberal fabrications ad nauseam in a shameless exploitation of the ravages that mother nature can unleash on a small, ineffectual region.
Considering the fact that the United States mainland has experienced two large hurricanes recently, the United States has done a lot to help Puerto Rico, regardless of what the Democratic naysayers spew in order to trigger the avalanche of anti-Trump emotive propaganda.
At least 16 people have died in Puerto Rico in the hurricane’s aftermath, although that number could rise. The island has a population of 3.4 million people, roughly the same as Connecticut. The Trump administration has appointed a three-star general to coordinate the response and waived the Jones Act, a maritime commerce statute that was seen as a hindrance to relief efforts.
Mr. Trump said his critics in Puerto Rico should not depend entirely on the federal government. “They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort,” he wrote. “10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job. The military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an amazing job. Puerto Rico was totally destroyed.”
The U.S. government is nearly quadrupling the amount of federal funding Puerto Rico receives to help impoverished families pay their power bills.
Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi says the Department of Health and Human Services will provide nearly $15 million to the commonwealth starting in January, compared with the $4 million it provided this year.
Pierluisi said Thursday that the additional funds will help as many as 500,000 people. Some 250,000 people in the U.S. territory currently receive help under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
Still, when all is said and done, the shamers win the media war every time because they have the mouth of the MSM speaking for them.
Five days after the Category 4 storm slammed into Puerto Rico, many of the more than 3.4 million U.S. citizens in the territory were still without adequate food, water and fuel. Flights off the island were infrequent, communications were spotty and roads were clogged with debris. Officials said electrical power may not be fully restored for more than a month.
So… A category 4 hurricane has a head-on collision with the small commonwealth and the expectation (entitlement) is that everything should be up and running within 5 days?
This is the solipsistic thinking that perpetuates the paradigm of helplessness and self-pity which Trump finds himself battling in spite of himself. A battle without chance for victory and in which defeat is firmly embossed in his unpopularity among certain segments of the population which find their disdain a convenient vehicle to spout their pet dialogue of Trump the Monster. The whines of the American Left only serve to allow the island commonwealth to prove its status as a thankless welfare hog seeking the teat of the federal government; hurricane Maria was not the cause, but a very illuminating glimpse, into the American-Left-imposed mentality of a debt-ridden island that seeks hand-outs. A powerful hurricane ripped the island to shreds; a more convenient mode by which to shame Trump, the Left could not have dreamed, of ever.
Puerto Rico is a tool of the American Left and if the small island feeds into the liberal welfare paradigm, we must excise them from the American arena. America has enough freeloaders in its own 48 contiguous to perpetuate liberal politics for ages to come. We don’t need another Caribbean NYC to joint the Democratic handout wagon.