Trump Attacks Critics Of Puerto Rico Aid Effort: ‘Politically Motivated Ingrates’ – Talking Points Memo
Donald Trump Labels People Who Need Disaster Relief “Ingrates”
If anyone should be insulted, it’s the people Puerto Rico, not Donald Trump. In his latest Twitter rant, Donald Trump actually has the gall to label people who need disaster relief as “ingrates”. He claims that their ingratitude is politically motivated, mostly after San Juan Mayor (herself a Democrat BTW) Carmen Yulin Cruz started being less complementary and more critical of his response to the disaster in Puerto Rico, caused by hurricane Maria.
Her criticism is well-founded and on point because the United States, led by President Donald Trump, has responded to the disaster in such an inadequate manner that it is reprehensible. Donald Trump has clearly shown that he really doesn’t give a damn about Puerto Rico, or its citizens, even though these people are American citizens as much as he and his rich friends. I wonder if his wealthy white friends in The Hamptons would have to wait this long to be helped in the event of a disaster? I doubt it!
To top it off, Donald Trump actually has the gall to label these people as ingrates while on the golf course. This, in itself, is such a display of snobbery and elitism it would almost be described as depraved. This situation is reminiscent of Marie Antoinette sitting at Versailles, criticizing the hungry masses of France and saying, “They have no bread? Then let them eat cake.”
Donald Trump doesn’t seem to give a damn that people in Puerto Rico are literally dying as he plays the back nine. During this entire disaster in Puerto Rico, he has shown himself to be nothing less than callous and uncaring; hardly what characteristics people want in a president.
Donald Trump doesn’t give a damn that people in Puerto Rico are literally dying as he plays the back nine. During this entire situation of the disaster in Puerto Rico, he has shown himself to be nothing less than callous and uncaring; hardly what characteristics people want in a president.
Even though partisan politics should have nothing to do with the situation, Donald Trump is allowing partisan politics to insert itself into a place where it doesn’t belong in any shape or form. After all, President Obama did not allow partisan politics to play any part in the disaster created by Hurricane Sandy, even though the governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, was one of his most vocal Republican opponents. In that one gesture, President Obama showed himself to be a much bigger and better person than Donald Trump ever will be. His negligent response to the disaster in Puerto Rico clearly shows that more than any other failure of his administration.
What brought on this latest Twitter storm from Donald Trump is the criticism rightly leveled at him and his administration by San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz for not launching an adequate response to this disaster. Donald Trump actually has the audacity to claim that her prior compliments towards him and his disaster relief efforts, only turned sour because Democrats somehow coerced her into criticizing him.
By making this ludicrous claim, he deeply insults a person who deserves only praise. From what I’ve seen, Mayor Cruz shows itself to be one of the strongest people I have ever seen. She hardly shows itself to be the type that would allow anyone, let alone the Democratic Party, coerce her into saying anything.
Now Donald Trump has the gall to label these suffering people as “politically motivated ingrates”? What an insensitive asshole!