While discussing America's response to Hurricane Maria, Trump decided to complain in a jokey fashion and told the people that the U.S. has spent so much money on Puerto Rico, it's "throwing our budget a little out of whack."
Trump traveled to Puerto Rico after he was heavily criticized for his lack of empathy or response to the Hurricane Maria devastation.
After the Mayor of San Juan publicly panned Trump, he went on a twitter tirade and mocked the Puerto Rican government and their people tweeting, "They...want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort."
And Trump tried to be whimsical, but also make claims that are unfounded about America's response to Puerto Rico's tragedy.
Trump said, " Nick Mulvaney is here. And Nick is in charge of a thing called "budget."
He continued, "Now I hate to tell you Puerto Rico, but you’re throwing our budget a little out of whack, because we’ve spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico, and that’s fine, we’ve saved a lot of lives.”
Trump said "every death is a horror," but then went on a Hurricane Katrina tangent, saying, "If you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina," which lost many more lives, your "sixteen people certified' of dying from Maria wasn't really too bad at all.
"Sixteen people versus in the thousands."
So Hurricane Maria isn't a real tragedy just a nuisance? And because we've "busted our budget," Trump is taking credit for saving Puerto Rico?