“I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you are throwing our budget out of whack. We spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico and that’s fine, we saved a lot of lives.”
President Donald Trump
Trump delivered a bizarre, train-of-thought speech during his first stop in Puerto Rico, repeatedly applauding the response to the disaster and congratulating his staff. People who live on the island are still widely without electricity, running water, telecommunications, and access to basic aid.
#1: Puerto Ricans are American citizens and taxpayers. They paid into that budget, so it’s their budget too. Quit acting like you’re doing them a fucking favor. Asshole.
#2: Puerto Rico didn’t throw the budget out of whack, it was climate change – climate change aided and abetted by the Republican Party policies.