President Donald Trump got crushed on Twitter Wednesday morning for insisting that he did a “great job” with Puerto Rico last year.
As Hurricane Florence threatens Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina this week, Trump took to his social media account to brag about his record on handling preparation for and dealing with the aftermath of these massive storms.
Of course, he gave himself an A+ and whined because he thinks how he handled the disastrous Hurricane Maria tragedy in Puerto Rico was “great” too, only to blame San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz for his effort being “unappreciated.”
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). We are ready for the big one that is coming!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 12, 2018
Much of the island of Puerto Rico still has no electricity and it was recently revealed that 3,000 Americans perished due to the storm and the aftermath. Trump had previously claimed that the death toll was less than 100.
Furthermore, Trump put on a show by tossing paper towels to those in need when he visited the island, only to abandon Puerto Rico soon after.
Trump most certainly failed Puerto Ricans, who are American citizens.
Twitter users bombarded him with angry responses.
Success? Federal response according to Trump in Puerto Rico a success? If he thinks the death of 3,000 people os a success God help us all.
— Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) September 11, 2018
How DARE you claim success in Puerto Rico when almost 3000 people died and they were without electricity for a year. You are SCUM
— Julie Bartz (@juliebartz) September 12, 2018
2975 Puerto Ricans died because of the ineptitude of your response. Despite the Mayor begging you to help. You didn’t. On you buddy.
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) September 12, 2018
As a resident of one of the states about to be impacted I can tell you I have zero confidence in your ability to manage your way out of a wet paper bag, let alone help to direct any national relief efforts.
Also, you are ridiculous.
— Amithyste9 (@ryder_kendra) September 12, 2018
3000 AMERICAN souls lost and this POS calls the pathetic response a success. Defunds FEMA and diverts $10 million to ICE before hurricane season. https://t.co/fKTzFW2qKM
— Sarah Burgess (@sunkist111) September 12, 2018
You are truly out of your fucking mind if you think nearly 3000 deaths is doing a good job. The truth is you feel that way because those people were not WHITE you damn racist! #CallASpadeASpade
— Lisa (@LisaMRKS) September 12, 2018
Your incompetence helped lead to the deaths of nearly 3000 Americans. You are a stain on the fabric of America. Resign.
— Sarah Wood (@sarahwoodwriter) September 12, 2018
Everyone in the path of Florence, get out if you can. If you stay, be prepared for food, water, and power shortages indefinitely. Be prepared to receive from your government only lies, excuses, and paper towels.
— RedMasque (@WordVendetta) September 12, 2018
Americans in the path of this storm need to evacuate immediately. They cannot trust that Trump will help them. After all, Puerto Rico trusted him, and 3,000 people are dead because his response to the hurricane was so pathetic. And considering Trump took millions of dollars from FEMA and gave it to ICE, those on the East coast should be concerned that FEMA won’t have the resources to provide necessary assistance.
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