Oct 12, 2017
In less than an hour on Thursday morning, President Donald Trump went from encouraging Americans to watch his favorite show, Fox & Friends, to telling residents of Puerto Rico the crisis there is "largely of their own making" to ultimately saying that the U.S. government cannot keep federal emergency workers there "forever."
\u201c"Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making." says Sharyl Attkisson. A total lack of.....\u201d— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1507805382
\u201c...accountability say the Governor. Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes. Congress to decide how much to spend....\u201d— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1507805933
\u201c...We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!\u201d— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1507806420
The series of tweets comes as relief workers on the ground and Puerto Rican officials say the humanitarian crisis is much worse on the ground than the rosy picture Trump continues to paint.
Disgust aimed at the president came swiftly:
\u201cThis is like blaming home owners for the mortgage crisis. Focus on the banks that sold the P.R. bonds or we will see 2008 all over again. https://t.co/XIE6gPRgP0\u201d— Richard W. Painter (@Richard W. Painter) 1507812852
I am Disgusted Beyond Belief.
RETWEET For Puerto Rico!https://t.co/D2xv46nGY4
-- Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) October 12, 2017
\u201cTrump woke up this morning and decided to attack Puerto Rico while 84% of the country is still without power and 37% is still without water.\u201d— Michael Skolnik (@Michael Skolnik) 1507807527
\u201cTrump is alternating between yelling at people saying he doesn't care about Puerto Rico and saying he doesn't care about Puerto Rico.\u201d— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale) 1507806795
\u201cTrump serves notice to Puerto Rico that federal government may eventually abandon the U.S. territory amid humanitarian crisis https://t.co/Ojja9xrBlX\u201d— Philip Rucker (@Philip Rucker) 1507807396
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