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Trump's Frightening Puerto Rico Moment: "This Is An Island. Surrounded by Water. Big Water, Ocean Water."

Just a Friday reminder that there is nothing normal—or comforting—about the current president

"This is an island," said President Donald Trump on Friday about Puerto Rico. "Surrounded by water. Big water, ocean water." (Photo: Twitter/Screenshot)

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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