Monday, September 25, 2017

No Level of Degradation Too Low

For our President.  While the three and a half million U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are without hope of electricity, water, food or any other necessity to survive, this is how Trump spent the weekend:  He made ten tweets attacking black football players, and not a single one showing a shred of concern for these people.

Well, he sure made up for that today.  Here are a few tweets from our leader:

"Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble.. 

...It's old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars.... 

...owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with"

Yes, you read that right.  For the first time in the history of the United States, the President responded to a natural disaster which is causing massive suffering, by attacking the victims, and showing more concern for the rich guys that might stand to lose money from the disaster than for the victims.  There just are not words in any language to express how evil and degraded this is.  And yet, his party is giving him a total pass on this bestial behavior, because to them, as to him, some rich guys losing money is a far more horrible thing than masses losing their lives.

Oh, and being Trump, he could not leave things there, but had to add a disgusting lie:

"Food, water and medical are top priorities - and doing well."

Of course, these "priorities" are not doing well, they are doing horribly; the Washington Post reports that tens of thousands may die, but I guess if Trump just denies that reality, he and his party have zero responsibility to do a thing about it.  These people can suffer and die, because they are not part of his hate filled base, and they are not about to cough up millions to keep Republicans in office; and most of them are not white.  So, screw them.  Just claim that everything is just fine, and blame them for their suffering as you walk away.

And don't worry, Republicans, because our mainstream press is sure to treat this unbelievable atrocity as though it is just standard behavior for a President of the United States.


Infidel753 said...

It's stunning, but it's really standard Republican prioritization expressed in a context where the repulsiveness of it is more obvious. Throughout the health-care debate, Democrats were mostly worried about patients losing out, while Republicans were mostly worried about insurance companies losing out. Trump is acting the same way toward victims of mass disaster instead of individual disaster.

His base won't mind because Puerto Ricans speak Spanish and remind them of Mexicans. Lucky for Trump he had more sense than to talk like this about Houston and Florida.

Jerry Critter said...

His base most likely thinks that Puerto Rico is part of Mexico.