The mayor of Puerto Rico’s largest city earned a rebuke from President Donald Trump Saturday after pleading for more federal assistance in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The 3.5 million U.S. citizens are at a considerable disadvantage because they are Spanish speaking, not white, and they have zero, non, null set votes in the electoral college. This makes President Bush’s Hurricane Katrina disaster look like a charity event. Meanwhile Trump has between carrying out a vendetta with black NFL players who are exercising their constitutional rights by protesting police brutality and murders against people of color. AutoInformed is not sure that Trump knows what a U.S. territory is.
“We are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency, and the bureaucracy,” San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said Friday at a news conference. She highlighted donations from companies and others, including 200,000 pounds of food donated by Goya, as a contrast to federal help.
“This is what we got last night. Four pallets of water, three pallets of meals, and 12 pallets of infant food — which, I gave them to the people of Comerio, where people are drinking off a creek,” she said. “So, I am done being polite. I am done being politically correct. I am mad as hell,” said Carmen Yulín Cruz. See Puerto Rico Crisis: San Juan Mayor Pleads for Federal … – NBC News and In Puerto Rico, Containers Full Of Goods Sit Undistributed At Ports – NPR and Media accesses Puerto Rico roads FEMA won’t drive with aid – MSNBC, and the most outrageous of all under the category how to keep minorities in their place now that we can’t lynch them anymore: Doctor quits Puerto Rico medical relief team over ‘spa day’ – MSNBC. Do my toe nails greaser and maybe I’ll give you a sip of water.
“I am so proud of the dedication and hard work of USDOT employees who have been helping the recovery efforts in USVI, Puerto Rico and the mainland where Harvey and Irma also caused much devastation,” said DOT Secretary Elaine L. Chao. “Over 230 USDOT employees have volunteered for the Call to Serve program! The DOT crisis center has been staffed 24/7 since before Harvey came ashore in Texas.”
Wednesday, September 20 – Storm Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico “FEMA’s NRCC is fully activated with all emergency support functions operational. FEMA holds daily video-teleconference with leadership across various departments and agencies, said FEMA.” … Monday, September 25 “There are more than 10,000 federal staff, including more than 700 FEMA personnel, on the ground in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands supporting response and recovery operations from Hurricanes Maria and Irma” See Puerto Rico Crisis: San Juan Mayor Pleads for Federal … – NBC News.