The video of President Trump tossing single rolls of paper towels into a raucous crowd at a church in Puerto Rico went viral.
[This took place during Trump's first visit to Puerto Rico two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. The storm left 3.5 Americans without water, electricity, communications, food, etc. During the past two weeks, as a humanitarian crisis built, Trump engaged in a Tweeter War against the Mayor of San Juan, accusing Puerto Ricans of being lazy and her and them of being ungrateful forthe "great" job his Admin was doing.]
Critics on social media blasted the president for what seemed to be a casual, emotionally disconnected moment. It sparked the now regularly asked question: "Can you imagine Obama, or Bush, doing this?" Start with tnhe way Trump has spoken about the U.S. territory -- his use of the words "us" and "them," and his frequent mentions of Puerto Rico's debt. For his critics, pictures of paper-towel jump shots captured what they say has been his lack of understanding for the immense devastation and suffering on the ground. Flashback to President Bush's first trip to the Gulf Coast after Katrina. All anybody remembers is a quote: "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." But before that, Bush walked through damaged neighborhoods in Alabama, Mississippi and New Orleans, hugging distraught residents who told him all they had left were the clothes on their backs. Bush's message was somber – the federal government had not done its best job, but his administration was working to address urgent problems. None of that seemed to matter because of one tone-deaf quote, ABC News' Karen Travers writes. Where does this video of President Trump stack up next to that?
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"I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you've thrown our budget a little out of whack." --President TrumpThis write up of Turmp's visit is from today's ABC news.
This write up of Trump's disgraceful visit to Puerto Rico came from ABC News today.
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October 4, 2017