Donald Trump blames hurricane-hit Pue...

Donald Trump blames hurricane-hit Puerto Rico for its financial struggles

There are 35 comments on the Manawatu Evening Standard story from Oct 12, 2017, titled Donald Trump blames hurricane-hit Puerto Rico for its financial struggles. In it, Manawatu Evening Standard reports that:

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico, insisting that federal help will be limited and blaming the US territory for its financial struggles. The broadside came as the US House headed toward passage of a US$36.5 billion disaster aid package, including assistance for Puerto Rico.

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Trump is a joke

Surrey, Canada

#7 Oct 12, 2017
A typical bully tactic is to attack the victim when your own actions are questioned.

How long has Puerto Rico been a US territory? 120 years? Nobody got around to building adequate infrastructure in all those years of colonization? WTF? Hell, at least the British gave India railways...
Ms Sassy

Paris, TN

#8 Oct 14, 2017
Trump must have already looted the Federal Gov't. Fund established decades ago, just for catastrophies like this.
You People DO know that Trump recently said that States should be the Ones to pay for things like this, not the Federal Gov't.
AND, he completely IGNORED CA.'s Wildfires, until a day, or two ago...and then, he BARELY mentioned it. I guess he happened to think how many Voters lived there...Puerto Ricans can't vote in the U.S. Presidential Elections, so as far as Reump's concerned, IT'S FU to the Puerto Ricans.
I don't think that's FAIR, either...because they DO PAY Federal Income Taxes!

But, back to the Issue, at hand...I'd bet anything, that he's looted the Federal Emergency Fund for emergencies, like Hurricane Damage Restoration!
I heard some Congressman, on TV, talking about they needed to, "shore-up" the Fund. We haven't had Hurricane Damage every year, and they're supposed to Fund it every year, so where did the Taxpayers' money go to...into their pockets, or Trump's pockets?
Ms Sassy

Paris, TN

#9 Oct 14, 2017
Mark Cuban is SERIOUSLY thinking about running for President. Even if he runs as a Democrat, he would be Trump's WORST NIGHTMARE! LMAO! RUN, MARK, RUN!!!
American Independent

Coffeyville, KS

#10 Oct 14, 2017
Ms Sassy wrote:
Trump must have already looted the Federal Gov't. Fund established decades ago, just for catastrophies like this.
You People DO know that Trump recently said that States should be the Ones to pay for things like this, not the Federal Gov't.
AND, he completely IGNORED CA.'s Wildfires, until a day, or two ago...and then, he BARELY mentioned it. I guess he happened to think how many Voters lived there...Puerto Ricans can't vote in the U.S. Presidential Elections, so as far as Reump's concerned, IT'S FU to the Puerto Ricans.
I don't think that's FAIR, either...because they DO PAY Federal Income Taxes!

But, back to the Issue, at hand...I'd bet anything, that he's looted the Federal Emergency Fund for emergencies, like Hurricane Damage Restoration!
I heard some Congressman, on TV, talking about they needed to, "shore-up" the Fund. We haven't had Hurricane Damage every year, and they're supposed to Fund it every year, so where did the Taxpayers' money go to...into their pockets, or Trump's pockets?
Hello? Have you been awake for the recent months and noticed any other situations that may have effected, depleted, and stretched the resources of FEMA, Red Cross, you name it, every response system and organization has been hit hard this season and it's got nothing to do with Trump and everything to do with uptick in severe hurricanes and all the flooding and all the perils that they bring along with them. Now we have a historic fires in CA to contend with. Believe it or not liberal, at some point you just run out of other people's money!!!
PR has serious issues with the failed management of their finances, infrastructure, and other issues long before the hurricane and long before Trump!
I would say it was some seriously disturbing thinking that makes you blame Trump for absolutely everything like you do but I'm more than sure from what I have read in your posts on all the topics I've seen you post about that you clearly do not apply a lot of thinking at all to much of what you say!
Think About It

United States

#11 Oct 14, 2017
American Independent wrote:
<quoted text>

Hello? Have you been awake for the recent months and noticed any other situations that may have effected, depleted, and stretched the resources of FEMA, Red Cross, you name it, every response system and organization has been hit hard this season and it's got nothing to do with Trump and everything to do with uptick in severe hurricanes and all the flooding and all the perils that they bring along with them. Now we have a historic fires in CA to contend with. Believe it or not liberal, at some point you just run out of other people's money!!!
PR has serious issues with the failed management of their finances, infrastructure, and other issues long before the hurricane and long before Trump!
I would say it was some seriously disturbing thinking that makes you blame Trump for absolutely everything like you do but I'm more than sure from what I have read in your posts on all the topics I've seen you post about that you clearly do not apply a lot of thinking at all to much of what you say!
Bottom line, Trump insulted suffering people.

Just NOT COOL!
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#12 Oct 14, 2017
Think About It wrote:
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Bottom line, Trump insulted suffering people.

Just NOT COOL!
Bottom line Trump spoke the truth about the corruption in PR and insulted the same people who are currently stealing relief supplies from those in PR who they were intended for.
Julia

Chambersburg, PA

#13 Oct 14, 2017
PR was a mess before the hurricane hit. They were billions in debt and their infrastructure and electrical grid was collapsing......

The hurricane only added to the mess they were already in...had nothing to do with President Trump.
Retribution

Bladensburg, MD

#14 Oct 14, 2017
American Independent wrote:
<quoted text>

Hello? Have you been awake for the recent months and noticed any other situations that may have effected, depleted, and stretched the resources of FEMA, Red Cross, you name it, every response system and organization has been hit hard this season and it's got nothing to do with Trump and everything to do with uptick in severe hurricanes and all the flooding and all the perils that they bring along with them. Now we have a historic fires in CA to contend with. Believe it or not liberal, at some point you just run out of other people's money!!!
PR has serious issues with the failed management of their finances, infrastructure, and other issues long before the hurricane and long before Trump!
I would say it was some seriously disturbing thinking that makes you blame Trump for absolutely everything like you do but I'm more than sure from what I have read in your posts on all the topics I've seen you post about that you clearly do not apply a lot of thinking at all to much of what you say!
What's any of your post have to do with Pureto Rico and the Virgin Islands being destroyed by the worse natural disasters in America's history?

The economic peril in Puerto Rico has absolutely no impact on the current disaster and the obligations of the federal government to provide relief efforts to save the lives of American citizens in Puerto Rico

Trump is obligated to provide the same efforts he's given to Florida and Houston and so far he's failed. FEMA has 4000 employees in Florida while Houston has 3300 FEMA personnel and Pureto Rico and the Virgin Islands being 100% affected with 90% of the structures destroyed have approximately 1000 FEMA employees each.

Trump's supporters talk as if Puerto Rico is a foreign country and Pureto Ricans aren't natural born citizens of the United States.
Passerby

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Oct 14, 2017
Retribution wrote:
<quoted text>What's any of your post have to do with Pureto Rico and the Virgin Islands being destroyed by the worse natural disasters in America's history?

The economic peril in Puerto Rico has absolutely no impact on the current disaster and the obligations of the federal government to provide relief efforts to save the lives of American citizens in Puerto Rico

Trump is obligated to provide the same efforts he's given to Florida and Houston and so far he's failed. FEMA has 4000 employees in Florida while Houston has 3300 FEMA personnel and Pureto Rico and the Virgin Islands being 100% affected with 90% of the structures destroyed have approximately 1000 FEMA employees each.

Trump's supporters talk as if Puerto Rico is a foreign country and Pureto Ricans aren't natural born citizens of the United States.
I told you guys not to vote for that racist and idiot Trump but Puerto Ricans voted for Trump in droves in Florida. Idiot/racist Trump is a nightmare for all Americans.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#16 Oct 14, 2017
Even Hell would reject the unspeakable, miserable Donald Trump.
sad

Evansville, IN

#17 Oct 14, 2017
American Independent wrote:
<quoted text>

Hello? Have you been awake for the recent months and noticed any other situations that may have effected, depleted, and stretched the resources of FEMA, Red Cross, you name it, every response system and organization has been hit hard this season and it's got nothing to do with Trump and everything to do with uptick in severe hurricanes and all the flooding and all the perils that they bring along with them. Now we have a historic fires in CA to contend with. Believe it or not liberal, at some point you just run out of other people's money!!!
PR has serious issues with the failed management of their finances, infrastructure, and other issues long before the hurricane and long before Trump!
I would say it was some seriously disturbing thinking that makes you blame Trump for absolutely everything like you do but I'm more than sure from what I have read in your posts on all the topics I've seen you post about that you clearly do not apply a lot of thinking at all to much of what you say!
You really need to stop listening to the Trump cronies spew forth talking points. It is completely irrelevant what financial crisis Puerto Rico is in or why. The issue is a natural disaster and the fact that Trump doesn't like being made to look like an idiot. Which he did by constantly saying that the effort in Puerto Rico was going great. Being called on this made him angry, thus blame someone else.
It would have been much wiser to just say that although every effort is being made thus far, it just isn't enough and there are still areas where aid is not getting to. He could have went on to say that they will not rest until every citizen is getting the help they need. If he had done that, he would have been praised. Instead, he did as he usually does and tried to make it all about him and his accomplishments.

On a different note I have to wonder if the shoe were on the other foot and it was a democrat that was being mean to Puerto Rico, would you agree and justify the behavior or is it just because it is a republican that you agree?
Most of what I am seeing is no longer disagreements or debates to make the country better, but instead it is right or left and trying to divide based on nothing more than one side has to be right and the other wrong no matter what they are saying or doing.
American Independent

Coffeyville, KS

#18 Oct 15, 2017
Retribution wrote:
<quoted text>

What's any of your post have to do with Pureto Rico and the Virgin Islands being destroyed by the worse natural disasters in America's history?

The economic peril in Puerto Rico has absolutely no impact on the current disaster and the obligations of the federal government to provide relief efforts to save the lives of American citizens in Puerto Rico

Trump is obligated to provide the same efforts he's given to Florida and Houston and so far he's failed. FEMA has 4000 employees in Florida while Houston has 3300 FEMA personnel and Pureto Rico and the Virgin Islands being 100% affected with 90% of the structures destroyed have approximately 1000 FEMA employees each.

Trump's supporters talk as if Puerto Rico is a foreign country and Pureto Ricans aren't natural born citizens of the United States.
My post was in reply to Ms. Sassy that from the start of her post decided the issue has to be Trump has looted the FEMA funds or they should be plentiful money to respond to any issues PR has since, and this is according to her not me, there haven't been any hurricanes in years or some such ignorance as if FEMA responds to ONLY hurricanes or something. She even pointed out how apparently it's got to be that Trump looted the funding because she heard some congressman say they needed to increase the funds available in FEMA because apparently she doesn't understand that FEMA responds every year, every month, and no matter if the disaster was just a county wide or state wide or disasters that effect several states at a time or if it was a hurricane, flood, tornado, fire, and any and all other kinds of peril that can devastate and deplete funds from FEMA. But I can't recall at any point in my post that I suggested PR was some foreign country or that the citizens in PR are not natural born citizen's of the United States! So if you want to make any analyze of my post then try to do so based on the post that was being replied to (which was clearly there in the post) and stick with what I actually am replying and don't add your political partisan bs to it first and then decide what you think it means.
Lawrence Wolf

Warsaw, MO

#19 Oct 15, 2017
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
Hell will greet me very soon.
Yes It will .
American Independent

Coffeyville, KS

#20 Oct 15, 2017
sad wrote:
<quoted text>

You really need to stop listening to the Trump cronies spew forth talking points. It is completely irrelevant what financial crisis Puerto Rico is in or why. The issue is a natural disaster and the fact that Trump doesn't like being made to look like an idiot. Which he did by constantly saying that the effort in Puerto Rico was going great. Being called on this made him angry, thus blame someone else.
It would have been much wiser to just say that although every effort is being made thus far, it just isn't enough and there are still areas where aid is not getting to. He could have went on to say that they will not rest until every citizen is getting the help they need. If he had done that, he would have been praised. Instead, he did as he usually does and tried to make it all about him and his accomplishments.

On a different note I have to wonder if the shoe were on the other foot and it was a democrat that was being mean to Puerto Rico, would you agree and justify the behavior or is it just because it is a republican that you agree?
Most of what I am seeing is no longer disagreements or debates to make the country better, but instead it is right or left and trying to divide based on nothing more than one side has to be right and the other wrong no matter what they are saying or doing.
I was replying to Ms. Sassy's post (which was shown in the post so you should be able to see that), about how it pretty much boils down to Trump looting FEMA. Anything else you chose to read into it or any other divisive argument you think you discovered would be by your own choice since I replied to her and to her absurd conclusions as to what the problem is.
Anything else you wish to make of it is on you, it's not due to my post or what I actually posted but does appear to be more about what you wish to think it says or means because there is nothing partisan on my part for pointing out the absurdity of her suggesting that Trump must have looted FEMA of it's funds since we haven't had bad hurricanes in years without any thought to the fact that FEMA does not only respond to hurricanes in the first place. And if a Democrat was in office and a person made the same suggestions about them yes, you would in fact find me pointing out the absurdity of their post as well.....I did, more than once when it was Republican's accusing Obama of wanting to round us all up and put us in FEMA camps!
I agree with your last paragraph completely, it is sad that it's come to a place in this country where one side has to be right and one side has to be wrong rather then any attempt at just coming together for solutions for all American's and not just points for one party or another with the American people being screwed by both!
Ms Sassy

Paris, TN

#23 Oct 15, 2017
Trump is a 2-bit, Tin-hat, Dick-tater, Demagogue-Wanna-be, who DEMANDS that the whole World drop to their knees, and kiss his feet.and...If they don't, he'll do whatever he can to hurt and destroy them, even if he destroys himself, in the process!
He's sadistic, greedy, deranged, destructive, and EVIL to his core, just like his IDOL, Adolph Hitler...and hopefully, he'll suffer the SAME FATE!
Camden Commie

United States

#24 Oct 15, 2017
Ms Sassy wrote:
Trump is a 2-bit, Tin-hat, Dick-tater, Demagogue-Wanna-be, who DEMANDS that the whole World drop to their knees, and kiss his feet.and...If they don't, he'll do whatever he can to hurt and destroy them, even if he destroys himself, in the process!
He's sadistic, greedy, deranged, destructive, and EVIL to his core, just like his IDOL, Adolph Hitler...and hopefully, he'll suffer the SAME FATE!
You're FOS.
demsunite2020

Cabot, AR

#25 Oct 15, 2017
The San Juan Mayor is right. Trumpet is letting down our beloved country!
Camden Commie

United States

#26 Oct 15, 2017
demsunite2020 wrote:
The San Juan Mayor is right. Trumpet is letting down our beloved country!
Check to see what "pre-planning" the San Juan mayor did for the hurricane.
Ms Sassy

Paris, TN

#27 Oct 15, 2017
Israel's Corrupt Leader, Benjamin Netanyahu is the One "advising" Trump about Iran's (alledged) Nuclear Treaty Violations(?).
He just the same as said so, this Morning on "Face the Nation"!
The same Netanyahu who is under Corruption Charges, right now!
THIS IS KUSHNER'S and Ivanka's meddling, probably for MONEY...behind this HOAX about Iran...and yes, I do believe IT'S A LIE!
OUR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, in charge of Monitoring Iran to see if they're adhering to the Nuclear Treaty, say they are!
But, Netanyahu, Kushner, and Ivanka say they are not...and TRUMP believes that Crooked Lying Bunch??? I don't think so!
THIS IS A SCHEME and a SCAM...and Trump, his Grifter Offspring, Kushner, and Netanyahu are LYING to the American People, and the WORLD!
What the heck are they REALLY trying to do..TO AMERICA...or, manipulate IRAN into doing...TO AMERICA???
THE TRUMPS , AND KUSHNER, ARE OUR ENEMIES, and A THREAT TO AMERICA, MORE SO THAN IRAN!!! I HAVE NO DOUBT!!!
CONGRESS, YOU BETTER IMPEACH THAT INSANE PRESIDENT, and GET THAT TRAITOR-BUNCH OUT OF OUR GOV'T., BEFORE YOU'RE CHARGED WITH TREASON!
Ms Sassy

Paris, TN

#28 Oct 15, 2017
Do we even have any Intelligence Agencies, Now...or, did Trump Fire All of them, and hasn't REPLACED THEM???

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