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Fox News Panel: Democrats 'Wanted Another Katrina' In Puerto Rico

Melissa Francis leads the discussion which blames Democrats for Puerto Rico recovery failures.
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Leave it to Fox News daytime to provide jaw-dropping propaganda in support of Donald Trump and blaming Democrats.

Meanwhile, other network pundits scratch their chins and wonder why America is so polarized? Maybe when you brainwash ONE side of the debate with crap like this...

MELISSA FRANCIS: Let's bring in our political panel. Joining us is Lawrence Jones, the host of Blaze TV, and conservative commentator Michael Starr Hopkins, a Democratic strategist and contributor for The Hill. Lawrence, start with you. You're looking at 95% of the Island without power. 45% only have drinking water at this point. They want to get that number up to 60% by the end of the week. Isn't that what matters is water and power, not politics for these people?

LAWRENCE JONES, THE BLAZE: It shouldn't be about politics. People need to remember Puerto Rico isn't like Florida or Texas. We're talking about a territory that was already having problems with their water and power system before this even hit. We're talking about corruption in the local government. We're talking about workers that were already on strike, increasing debt in the territory. When you look at places like Florida and Texas where the local government really took -- and the state took control of the situation and the federal government assisted, this territory just doesn't have that infrastructure. You really can't just blame that on the federal government response.

FRANCIS: Michael. We have our own reporter on the ground, Gerald Yoh, who said power was lacking and corruption in the local government and maybe how it's gotten political. Local leaders are forced to defend what the island looked like before the storm even hit.

MICHAEL STARR HOPKINS: I have less of a critique about the actual federal government's response and more of a critique of Donald Trump's response. I think as the commander-in-chief one of your chief objectives is also to be the consoler in chief during national crises. This was a crisis. When he attacked the mayor of San Juan he was punching down. Was she being political about it? Maybe. As president you have to avoid this.

FRANCIS: Let's go one at a time. It is true he was punching down. He would say she was the one who maybe trying to preempt the fact there will be a lot of focus on how the government was run before the storm got there. Let's let Lawrence respond.

JONES: This is the same mayor that had enough time to make this political saying come save us, the world is watching, America is watching. The president is trying to do the best he can considering the situations that are already in Puerto Rico. But I think this is what the Democrats want. They want another Katrina for optics and to rally people. I think that's exactly what you guys want. I think that's un-American to do this in this time of trouble. I think the Democrats should be smart about this and come together.

FRANCIS: Respond, Michael.

HOPKINS: I respect, you Lawrence. That's a ridiculous, irresponsible statement. No one wants another Katrina. Thousands of people died and injured and harmed and displaced. No one wants that. What Democrats and hopefully Republicans want is a president that thinks before he tweets. That is not tweeting at a golf course during a national crisis. That's not talking about football players while there is devastation going on with Americans.

FRANCIS: Hang on. Finish, Michael.

HOPKINS: Those are 3.5 million Americans. Something we need to remember.

We also need to remember that when "news" is a for-profit time filler with jackasses from The Blaze, you get partisan hate-filled garbage.

Fox News is garbage.

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