SHAME! 90% of PR Is Still Without Power, But Trump Is Ready to GIVE UP on Them!

On Thursday Trump warned that his administration’s response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico cannot last “forever”:

As of Tuesday, only 10% of the island’s 3.4 million American citizens have power, and most are without food and potable water:

Last week, POTUS and FLOTUS visited Guaynabo, which was without power. “Flashlights, you don’t need them anymore. You don’t need them anymore,” the president said as he passed them out to city residents. He also tossed paper towels into a crowd of people. Yet Guaynabo is still without power, despite Trump’s promises.

The official death toll from the storm has risen to 45, and at least 113 people are unaccounted for. The EPA said Puerto Rican residents against breaking into industrial waste sites in search of drinking water. And The New York Times reported that medical care remains a challenge on the island, with just 43 of the island’s 72 open hospitals currently operating with power.

Still, Trump has asserted that his administration’s handling of the storm has been a great success, and he has rejected any criticism of the effort as “fake news.”

Thursday’s tweets drew widespread anger, according to Politico. Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, tweeted:

Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, wrote:

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson told a congressional committee, “I have no intention of abandoning Puerto Rico. They are a very important part of who we are.”

Confusingly, Trump himself had said last month,

We will not rest…until the people of Puerto Rico are safe. These are great people. We want them to be safe and sound and secure, and we will be there every day until that happens.

Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) said in a statement,

The President of the United States’ most solemn duty is to protect the safety and the security of the American people. By suggesting he might abdicate this responsibility for our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico, Mr. Trump has called into question his ability to lead.

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