I was about to finish this when the Las Vegas massacre occurred so, I shifted gears to the most recent. This did not diminish my feelings for fellow Americans living on the Islands who still need our thoughts, prayers, and assistance any we can accommodate.
They had prior warning on Hurricane Maria, and its’ strength.
The Feds rushed the ‘greatest recovery effort’ ever to be seen in the United States according to the big, number 1 leader in the White House.
The reaction was not quite as good as Donald Trump thinks it might be as his ego is given a push off the deep end when he heard differently.
The most important person, place or, thing was Donald Trump. You needn’t ask him if it’s true because he doesn’t honestly know. He is a narcissist, and he’s not capable of going further with it.
With that, Trump accuses the Mayor of San Juan as a playing piece for the Democrats who got to her. This was politics, and Trump was leading the greatest rescue mission in our history. To be accused of anything less was a message that the people on the islands had no idea what they were talking about.
But wait! There is more. Many of the people on the Islands have a darker skin pigment than Donald Trump. He must have asked somebody if they were exempt from American citizenship? By the time he received the answer, his arm was twisted.
Trump had to look the part but, give another wink to his base.
An early request was put out to waive the Jones Act to facilitate faster delivery of supplies regardless where the ship was registered.. That took some time as well. Longer than it took in Texas or, Florida, anyway.
The Mayor of San Juan was seen on the news pleading for help, explaining that assistance was coming slow due to the lack of organization, and lots of paper work. Some people are there wanting, and willing to help but somewhat helpless, following protocol for paper work before all else.
They are desperate for survival on the islands, and it seems that even with warning several days before it hit the Islands too few feds were there for immediate assistance.
Trump being Trump with a shot to the ego went on the attack of San Juan’s Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.
As his job would dictate, Trump’s Treasury Secretary was right there on the situation citing the grand job accomplished in Puerto Rico. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was publicly echoing his boss. Kiss, kiss.
….And when a reluctant appearing Trump did show up, he literally threw rolls of paper towels at a gathering of citizens in need of much more than a paper towel.
He was trying to appear as the great rescuer, and chief . These were not first graders looking for needless treats. It was not Sea World where the trainer throws treats to performing seals.
“Believe me,” as Trump often says, Trump acted on the lowest side of condescending that only he could find. Donald is a sick man.