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UPDATED: After Three Week Recovery Effort, Trump Tells Puerto Rico: We Can't Stay Forever

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Source: Mediate


by Aidan McLaughlin | 7:25 am, October 12th, 2017

President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Thursday to apparently slam Puerto Rico over its looming financial and humanitarian disaster.

Trump first quoted Hill contributor Sharyl Attkisson to claim the U.S. territory “survived the Hurricanes,” but now faces “a financial crisis…largely of their own making”:




He continued that “Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes” before eventually concluding that emergency services can’t stay in Puerto Rico “forever”:






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UPDATE:

Trump: We can't keep FEMA, military in Puerto Rico forever


By LOUIS NELSON 10/12/2017 07:57 AM EDT

President Donald Trump warned Thursday that there is a limit to how much federal aid he is willing to expend on Puerto Rico and that “we cannot keep” federal response workers on the island “forever.”

"’Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making,’ says Sharyl Attkisson. A total lack of accountability say the Governor. Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes,” Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday morning in a series of posts. “Congress to decide how much to spend. We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”

Attkisson hosts a weekly newsmagazine show for conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcasting.

Puerto Rico has struggled in recent weeks with the devastation from a particularly heavy hurricane season, one that included a direct hit from Hurricane Maria late last month that left much of the island destroyed. The official death toll from the storm has risen to 45, CNN reported Wednesday, and at least 113 people are unaccounted for.

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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/12/trump-puerto-rico-response-long-term-243705?lo=ap_b1

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Reply UPDATED: After Three Week Recovery Effort, Trump Tells Puerto Rico: We Can't Stay Forever (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 12 OP
greymattermom Oct 12 #1
Ligyron Oct 12 #3
Not Ruth Oct 12 #6
BumRushDaShow Oct 12 #11
Not Ruth Oct 12 #13
BumRushDaShow Oct 12 #15
Dave Starsky Oct 12 #12
Javaman Oct 12 #18
tblue37 Oct 12 #2
spiderpig Oct 12 #4
Achilleaze Oct 12 #5
Tracer Oct 12 #7
IronLionZion Oct 12 #8
sinkingfeeling Oct 12 #9
chelsea0011 Oct 12 #10
dembotoz Oct 12 #14
SCVDem Oct 12 #16
SpankMe Oct 12 #17

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:53 AM

1. If they don't rebuild Puerto Rico

then these American citizens will have to move, and many will move to Florida. This will happen quickly because they don't have power and water and really can't stay much longer.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:57 AM

3. Please

Help turn Florida Blue.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:13 AM

6. Help turn red states blue

If a million Puerto Ricans moved to SD or MT, it could easily do that. Florida is a hurricane zone, I would never move there.

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:07 AM

11. And what occupation will they have?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:11 AM

13. South Dakota has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country

So, the same occupation that they would have in Florida, but with better odds

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:21 AM

15. Only because

the population of the entire state of South Dakota is 1/4th of that of the entire island of Puerto Rico. There is very little infrastructure to support what you are recommending. It was bad enough when they were putting up mobile & barrack housing to support the shale oil drilling in ND (and that state is has about 100,000 less than SD) -

http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2016/03/14/kyle_cassidy_photographs_the_homes_of_oil_workers_in_north_dakota_in_the.html

Something like 50% of the exports from PR are pharmaceuticals (due to all the manufacturing plants there) and there is little of that in SD.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:07 AM

12. Where the fuck do these assholes...

Think Puerto Ricans are going to go? They're American citizens, for crying out loud!

Republicans have this odd myth that they can threaten people's lives, and those people are just going to sit back with their heads lowered and do nothing about it.

Fucking idiots, all of them.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 01:38 PM

18. I have this feeling they want to turn PR into a pre Castro

playground.

they venture capitalists are circling the island just waiting for the green light.

the wealthy are just salivating to privatize their electrical system.

that will be step 1.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:54 AM

2. K&R for visibility. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:01 AM

4. Soulless, vicious cretin.

Doesn't he claim to be one of the party of Jesus?

But of course they don't have the vote and the mayor of their largest city is a woman with an attitude.

Shaking my head.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:03 AM

5. EVIL & hateful action personified in republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief*

And this is the man the republicans have chosen to command our sons and daughters in uniform, and to be the "family-values" role model for their republican children and grandchildren? Sick. Totally sick.

* Comrade Casino

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:43 AM

7. Chris Hayes said last night

that Chump plans to offer Puerto Rico a 5 billion dollar LOAN.

Just what a devastated island needs ---- more debt with almost no way to pay it off.

I've run out of words to describe my loathing of him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:54 AM

8. Trump threatens to abandon Puerto Rico recovery effort

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/10/12/trump-warns-puerto-rico-we-cannot-keep-fema-the-military-the-first-responders-forever/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_trump-puertorico-805a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.7e1471557e63

President Trump served notice Thursday that he may pull back federal relief workers from Puerto Rico, effectively threatening to abandon the U.S. territory amid a staggering humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Declaring the U.S. territory's electrical grid and infrastructure to have been a “disaster before hurricanes,” Trump wrote Thursday that it will be up to Congress how much federal money to appropriate to the island for its recovery efforts and that recovery workers will not stay “forever.”

In a trio of tweets, Trump wrote” “We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”

Three weeks since Maria made landfall, much of Puerto Rico, an island of 3.4 million people, the vast majority of the island remains without power. Residents struggle to find clean water, hospitals are running short on medicine and commerce is slow with many businesses closed.


There is a special place in hell reserved for this asshole.

In the meantime, I really hope the Democrats are on it. We can help some of these people and pick up a lot of new Democratic voters.

Dem Party boss distributes aid in Puerto Rico ahead of Trump visit
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/353600-dem-party-boss-distributes-aid-in-puerto-rico-ahead-of-trump-visit

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:57 AM

9. So, has all the FEMA centers been shut down in Texas?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:05 AM

10. "can't stay forever"??? WTF does that mean? They are Americans.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:21 AM

14. Toured new Orleans couple months back

They say recovery still not complete especially in small towns...and Katrina was years ago

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:46 AM

16. Yeah! Who does Puerto Rico think they are?

Afghanistan?
S. Korea?
Japan?
Germany?
etc.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:15 AM

17. We can't stay in Texas forever. n/t

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