September 30, 2017

Seems that Trump fired HHS secretary Tom Price because he was mad at the negative publicity he generated while Trump was rolling out his tax cuts. I wonder how long it'll take him to figure out that Price was actually doing him a favor, distracting media coverage from his disastrous handling of Puerto Rico hurricane relief!

Like these tweets:

The people of Puerto Rico are also "working hard," Mr. Reality Show.

Joy Reid started her show this morning by comparing Bush's Katrina response to that of Trump's to Puerto Rico.

"On Friday the Washington Post reported on how Trump's time at his golf course last weekend contributed to the delays. This morning the White House press secretary called that story false. The mayor of San Juan added this on Friday," she said, playing the now famous interview clip with Carmen Yulin Cruz.

"If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying. And you are killing us with the inefficiency. and the bureaucracy. So, Mr. Trump, I beg you to take charge and save lives. If not, the world will see how we are treated not as second class citizens, but as animals that can be disposed of."

Reid asked the mayor if things were any better today after her plea. "How is everything going?"

"Well, we got a big donation yesterday from Goya, 200,000 pounds of food. All together, from private donations. They keep coming after yesterday," Yulin Cruz said.

"We already have on site about 400,000 pounds of food and rather than getting one container of water and one container of food we got from FEMA, we got around six of them. so we are glad today. At 11:00 the production line of aid is going to begin and we will be able to put out a quantity of help for people. It's a good day, a good start. We're moving ahead. That's what it's all about. all about saving lives. Not about politics. Not about petty comments. It's about moving forward, putting boots on the ground and saving lives."

Reid then asked her about Trump's outrageous tweets. "Did anyone tell you to go out yesterday and to name Donald Trump as you were making your pleas for help?"

"Actually, I was asking for help," Yulin Cruz said. "I wasn't saying anything nasty about the president. but don't take my word for it. General Buchanan, a three star general, has said as one of the first comments he's made about the Puerto Rico situation that he doesn't have enough troops to get the situation under control.

"So, who am I? I'm just a little mayor from the capital city of San Juan. This is a three-star general telling the world right now he does not have the appropriate means and tools to take care of the situation. This is what we have, one goal. It is to save lives. I tweeted this morning that this is a time when everyone shows their true colors.

"I have no time for distractions. All I have is time for people to move forward, get help and what kind of a Puerto Rican, what kind of a human would I be if I know of other mayors that are getting no water and no food and I just look the other way and just had my city taken care of? So I will continue to do whatever I have to do, say whatever I have to say, compliment the people I need to compliment and call out the people I need to call out. this isn't about me.

"This isn't about anyone. This is about lives that are being lost. If things do not get done properly, real quickly."


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