There was nothing comforting, and plenty that was frightening, when President Donald Trump on Friday publicly announced that Puerto Rico—suffering a humanitarian disaster of unprecedented proportions—was, in fact, an island surrounded by the ocean.
"This is an island," Trump said. "Surrounded by water. Big water, ocean water."
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But you have to watch it to understand:
Trump on Puerto Rico: "This is an island. Surrounded by water. Big water, ocean water." pic.twitter.com/UX3IeZP8q7
— Nepareizais (@Nepareizais) September 29, 2017