We’ve become accustomed to Donald Trump’s lies. But now they are becoming more outrageous and offensive. Rather than admit that his efforts to help Puerto Rico in it’s time of need was less than perfect, Trump turns to outlandish lies.
This is what he had to say:
“3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000,”
If House Speaker, Paul Ryan, who usually sucks up to Trump, couldn’t go along with this obvious absurdity:
House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters he has “no reason to dispute those numbers.”
“Casualties don’t make a person look bad, so I have no reason to dispute these numbers,” he said Thursday.
“It was devastating. It was a horrible storm. I toured the entire island. It’s an isolated island that lost its infrastructure and power for a long time, you couldn’t get to people for a long time,” Ryan said.
“I have no reason to dispute those numbers,” he added. “Those are just the facts of what happened.”
Trump wants us to believe he did a great job with the Hurricane. Even a government analysis suggest that it was far from stellar:
Earlier this month, the Government Accountability Office released a report that revealed FEMA had been so overwhelmed with storms by the time Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico that more than half of the workers it was deploying to disasters were known to be unqualified for the jobs they were doing in the field.
In fact it was reported today thousands of bottles of desperately needed water bottles never got to the Puerto Rican population:
Amid the uproar over President Donald Trump’s claim of an “unsung success” in the government’s response to the hurricane in Puerto Rico last year comes the odd report of a stockpile of tens of thousands of abandoned bottles of water sitting on an unused runway in Puerto Rico for almost nine months.
Photos of the long stretch of bottles wrapped in blue plastic on about 20,000 pallets surfaced earlier this week. CBS News, which broke the story, said the photos were taken by Abdiel Santana, who works with the United Forces of Rapid Action agency of the Puerto Rican Police.