To defend himself from the backlash over his administration’s lackluster response to Hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico, Donald Trump again spoke of the island which is surrounded by “ocean water.” Just this week, Trump said, “This is an island sitting in the middle of an ocean — and it’s a big ocean, a really, really big ocean,” so he thought he’d take the opportunity to say that again, even though he doesn’t know where Puerto Rico is.
Trump said the recovery efforts are complicated because the island is “surrounded by water.”
“This is an island, surrounded by water. Big water. Ocean water,” Trump said during a speech in Washington on his tax plan.
According to The Hill, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said just minutes before Trump’s speech that the former reality show star should put the military in charge of delivering aid to Puerto Rico.
And then again, Trump brought up Puerto Rico’s debt, which he said will be problematic in rebuilding the U.S. territory.
“Ultimately the government of Puerto Rico will have to work with us to determine how this massive rebuilding effort … will be funded,” Trump said. “And what we will do with the tremendous amount of existing debt already on the island.”
Trump continued to say, “We will not rest, however, until the people of Puerto Rico are safe.”
“These are great people. We want them to be safe and sound and secure and we will be there every day until that happens,” he added.
President Trump on Puerto Rico relief efforts: “This is an island. Surrounded by water. Big water. Ocean water.” pic.twitter.com/kRSKVMeEQx
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 29, 2017
Oh, Trump knows a lot about debts. Like, for example, that time he played a large part in the island’s debt by defaulting on payments for his Puerto Rico golf course, leaving the U.S. territory with a massive $33 million tax debt.
U.S. citizens are still waiting for food, water, and medical care. People have died, but Trump was too busy attacking the NFL for days on his Twitter timeline. #Priorities.
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