CNN wants you all to know that this is the worst disaster since George W. Bush during Katrina. Except this time, “Trump’s Katrina” is definitely worse. We predicted this back in August for Hurricane Harvey, he was off only a few hurricanes, but it seems now that Hurricane Maria has been picked for the Katrina crown by the left to demonize President Trump.
They’ve tried so hard to make this prediction come true that they have gone to great lengths to make the island seem as pathetic as possible and showing Trump to be a genocidal maniac against brown people (remember, he was going to do the same to the black folk in the south wherever Hurricane Harvey landed).
The Democrat mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico did her part for the Left and CNN by performing a complete 180 degree change of opinion from her initial glowing reviews of President Trump. She now is blaming the President, who’s in his ninth month in office for all of her problems that she allowed to fester for the five years she’s been mayor.
Of course Trump noticed and responded in kind:
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.
Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They….
want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.
Puerto Rico has been having problems all over the island for years now, with an ever increasing debt and crumbling infrastructure because of the corruption running rampant throughout the territory, it is no wonder that the island was wholly unprepared for the hurricane with even a week’s notice.
Of course, not wanting to politicize her comments, and by not politicizing… she was totally politicizing, she wore a shirt to her interview on CNN that completely exaggerates the situation, making it seem like thousands are dying. The big, mean old President Trump just hates the brown people and wants to talk about the NFL.
Unfortunately it blew up right in CNN’s and the mayor’s faces as the day went on and it was revealed that the shirt was HAND DELIVERED to her by CNN. The director of FEMA himself stated that the mayor has not come to visit the command and control office they set up days ago for some odd reason.
Maybe she didn’t want to politicize anything by helping the Puerto Ricans she was elected to represent?
It is also being reported that over 90% of the relief supplies have been languishing in the ports because the Democrat party linked Teamsters Union is not allowing the truckers to deliver the supplies to their intended destinations.
But CNN, undeterred, is pronouncing this Trump’s Katrina. Just take a look at the utter insanity being peddled at their site:
I, like everyone else, had seen the tremendous work of Trump’s homeland security team in hurricanes in Houston and Miami just weeks before. In some ways, I had convinced myself that Trump was a bit player in this tragedy.
No longer. A good man who has empathy, or even knows how to pretend to have it, would not make the unfolding tragedy about himself. A confident President would not accuse Puerto Ricans of wanting “everything done for them.” A self-reflective leader able to critically assess would question and push his team to send more resources and get the federal response moving. A strong Commander-in-Chief would know that his main duty is not to praise himself or lash back because of a bruised ego, but to use his global platform to provide two key needs: numbers (responders, commodities, ships, food, water, debris removal, etc) and hope.
Hope. It’s the easiest thing to do, to let Puerto Ricans, our own citizens, know that we understand their frustration and fear and we will not accept anything short of resolution.
And if it isn’t bad enough for the Puerto Ricans, an additional casualty of Trump’s defensiveness and vitriol are the first responders working the hurricane response. While his tweets Saturday morning pretend to defend FEMA and the troops — and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders would later clearly try to suggest that the critics of Trump were being misinformed about the President’s support of the island — they do the exact opposite. In the field, federal and local workers are toiling day in and day out to get the job done; there may be disagreements, but in every tragedy, those divisions fall away and everyone works together to harness their collective expertise, save lives and rebuild.
Trump just built a big wall between them. He is good at that, even in a tragedy. He has managed to divide rather than unite. By calling out the party affiliation of a mayor — a Latina leader — he has put politics right at the door of tragedy.
CNN also highlighted Hamilton creator, yes the very same racist show and promoter of violence against the President, saying that President Trump is going straight to hell for his actions with Puerto Rico:
You’re going straight to hell, @realDonaldTrump. No long lines for you. Someone will say, “Right this way, sir.” They’ll clear a path. https://t.co/xXfJH0KJmw
See? This is why Trump should never ever remain silent, because the Left won’t ever stop. We’ve seen what happens with a President who wants to remain “Presidential”:
This guy laying back and accepting the abuse for eight years led to Obamacare, President Obama’s disastrous 8 years, and an almost complete destruction of the accepted rule of law in this country in order to protect the first social justice warrior President.
CNN has also found the root of the problem. It isn’t Trump… it is you, the voters:
Nothing in the tweets President Donald Trump sent out Saturday morning criticizing the people of Puerto Rico and the commonwealth’s female mayor revealed anything new about his character. But his supporters’ continued defense of him in the face of such behavior revealed theirs. That’s a bigger threat to our democracy than anything Trump could do, except start WWIII.
Trump is a small man who has been given a big job for which he has no real qualifications because he is a rich white man in a country that has long believed rich white men are, by default, always the most qualified candidates.
He was born wealthy and was bailed out time and again after misusing or squandering that wealth.
As the horrific humanitarian crisis arising from hurricanes developed on his watch, he took the time to fly back to one of his golf courses, which has become his most consistent act during his presidency. No one in Hollywood could sell such a fantastical-sounding tale, and yet it is real life America, 2017.
But as much as we want to focus on Trump — whose tweet about Puerto Ricans supposedly wanting everything “done for them” harks back to the claims that Trump said black people had a lazy trait (Trump later denied saying this) — this is no longer about him. We know who he is; we always have. This is about the roughly 63 million Americans who put him in office.
Many said they put him there because he stood against political correctness and was a successful businessman and because they liked what he said about our trade policies. They were fed up with the establishment in both major political parties and wanted something different. They said they wanted him to make America great again.
And yet, no matter how low Trump drags America, no matter in how many ways he uses bigotry for transactional purposes, these core voters stand behind him, seemingly incapable of doing anything other than worship the man they gave an office in which he is clearly unfit to serve.