Donna Brazile Just Tore Into Trump Over His Pathetic Response To Puerto Rico Disaster

Donna Brazile, former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, is fed up with Donald Trump and his shameful response to the humanitarian crisis facing Puerto Rico. On Tuesday night, she took to Twitter to remind him how bad he is at his job

Almost a week ago, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has spent his time attacking professional athletes. Monday night, Trump finally decided that maybe he should mention Puerto Rico, so he slammed their “broken infrastructure & massive debt” on Twitter. Then on Tuesday, after facing criticism over his callous tweet, Trump tried to clean up his remarks and said he would visit the island next Tuesday. (Presumably, because someone explained to him that Puerto Rico is a U.S. commonwealth.)

Brazile couldn’t hold back any longer and had to put Trump in his place. She began her Twitter rant by sharing an article announcing that the Trump administration had “denied a request to waive shipping restrictions to help get fuel and supplies to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, saying it would do nothing to address the island’s main impediment to shipping, damaged ports.”

She then shared an article from the NY Times that revealed almost half of Americans had no idea that Puerto Ricans were their fellow U.S. citizens. “Yep, we are all citizens,” Brazile wrote.

Brazile laid into Trump for being too busy attacking football players over the weekend to even mention the disaster facing Puerto Rico.

“Trump is FINALLY headed to Puerto Rico next Tues,” she tweeted. “Can’t do Sunday—that’s for , football & tweets!

She denounced Trump’s ” response—or lack thereof” to the crisis and called him out for talking “about himself, not about the ppl in .”

Brazile finished up by sharing one last article that said lawmakers were warning Trump that he could end up with a Katrina situation if he doesn’t step up his game, quick.

The Miami Herald reports:

“I’m concerned about human suffering and potential loss of life if aid doesn’t reach the places it needs to reach quickly enough,” said Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who spent Monday in San Juan with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. “I hope that we don’t see Katrina-like images.”

Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., one of five Puerto Ricans in Congress, warned Trump that “If you don’t take this crisis seriously, this is going to be your Katrina.”

Trump’s comments on Tuesday afternoon left some people, myself included, wondering if he even has any idea where the heck Puerto Rico actually is. During a meeting with members of the House, Trump gave the excuse that it was hard to help Puerto Rico because it’s “an island sitting in the middle of an ocean. And it’s a big ocean; it’s a very big ocean.”

“Frankly, we’re doing — and it’s the most difficult job because it’s on the island — it’s on an island in the middle of the ocean,” he added. “It’s out in the ocean. You can’t just drive your trucks there from other states.”

And those, my friends, are the wise words of our commander in chief. (Insert facepalm here.)


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