A sigh of relief in puerto rico tonight, but another lesson in leadership that should be a lens on the upcoming election: with #HurricaneDorian bearing down on PR, this President decided to attack that part of our country.
“Wow! Yet another big storm heading to Puerto Rico. Will it ever end? Congress approved 92 Billion Dollars for Puerto Rico last year, an all time record of its kind for “anywhere”
12:09 PM · Aug 27, 2019
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I am not arguing to be outraged by his ugly words…if you need me to tell you his words are obnoxious you are never going to believe they are…. i am not even arguing for negative reaction to his constant truth abuse like saying Puerto Rico got 92 billion dollars in hurricane relief. that is a fat falsehood.
So far, about $41 billion in federal disaster relief funding has been allocated to Puerto Rico. About $12 billion has actually been spent. No, it isn’t a simple slip, it is a constant contortion… and no, he isn’t just fighting back. He is beating up fellow citizens with less power and who are already beaten down. He ignored thousands of dead, he ignored that thousands of homes are still covered in blue tarps after #HurricaneMaria. he blames their corruption… but it is his actions that i argue he should worry about, because for this President in the upcoming election the challenge will not be justifying his mouth, but his actions.
Taking away some of the money set aside for disaster relief. $155 million. That’s money places like Puerto Rico desperately need… look at parts of this place….
and the reason he took from natural disaster victims? To help pay to deport immigrants….but again it is not the talk, the idea that there is a brown menace and the wall is a panacea is absurd… but the action of shutting down government to fund it? Promising to pardon anyone who breaks the law in furtherance of getting it done… this is not about how you spin what comes out of his mouth, it is about the actions he takes in the name of leadership.
The base is not enough…how many of you, either independent or undecided or just open minded people will see the actions of just this one day…as proof of what you want in a president?