Trump Attacks Mayor Of San Juan Over Relief Plea

The Guardian reports:

Donald Trump lashed out at the mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital city early on Saturday as the row over his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria escalated. Ahead of his visit to the US territory next week, the US president used Twitter to say of Carmen Yulín Cruz “… such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help”.

Trump hit out at Cruz after she decried his relief efforts on Friday, saying if the federal government did not solve the logistics “what we we are going to see is something close to a genocide”. “We are dying here,” Cruz said at a press conference, speaking with tears in her eyes. “I cannot fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world cannot figure out the logistics for a small island of 100 miles by 35 miles. So, mayday, we are in trouble.”

  • Harveyrabbit
    • Silver Badger

      How on earth would he know?

    • Joe in PA

      “Just a little water”? LOL Just yesterday he was saying it was such “big water”.

    • lymis

      Please tell me that second one is a parody. At this point, I can’t tell any more.

      • Joe in PA

        Ain’t that the truth. Sigh.

        • racist remarks AGAIN from
          Trump implying that anyone who is NOT white – is lazy, wants things done for them, etc. etc.

      • Harveyrabbit

        Yes, I made the second one and the reason is because of what you just said. Someone like me can make an outrageous statement, attribute it to tRump and many people wouldn’t know if it’s real or not.

        Reality and satire/parody can no longer be clearly separated.

        • stuckinthewoods

          well done.

        • Keroleen

          Tell me about it. I used to say it was difficult to tell between a real headline and The Onion back when the Right was trying to find -anything- to smear Obama with. I’ve since moved on to the position that you can tell which is The Onion because that’s the sane, rational one.

    • JackFknTwist

      OK, I’m lost.
      I’m in the USA now. I’m familiar with much of US culture and politics. But now I’m stumped. In all my years of coming here I have never heard of the expression “traditional Americans”.
      I’m now convinced that he means “white Americans” and this is a slur on the Spanish cultural tradition in Americans, a culture which I really love.
      This is just pure racism, and confirms my opinion that Trump is an unreconstructed traditional 1950’s bigot, pure and simple racist bigot.
      Am I wrong ?

      • Harveyrabbit

        No you are not wrong. Read the new posts above.

        • JackFknTwist

          I am more shocked by these tweets than anything he has tweeted before. What a disgrace to this country. What a loathsome swamp rat !

      • Brian Burleson

        Nope

      • clay

        “Traditional Americans” were the ones who wore black to Thanksgiving, wool to the Civil War, and corsets to the Depression.
        “Traditional America” never had women earning wages (except to work for them).
        “Traditional America” had all those cowboys and miners out West be chaste and asexual.
        “Traditional America” saw Texas and New Mexico as virgin frontiers before the Methodist missionaries arrived.

        • Traditional Americans – our native sisters and brothers.

          • clay

            Having dealt with nativists most of his life, my father identified as American Indian so that there would be no confusion.

    • Todd20036

      This is a parody But it’s not outrageous to think Trump could actually say that

      • Harveyrabbit

        Exactly and that’s why I did it. Sad.

  • bkmn

    Asshole in Chief

    • Snarkaholic

      DOTUS

  • joeyj1220

    He’s so unbelievably awful. Every week I keep saying “how can anyone support him NOW?” and yet it continues week after week

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      Because his supporters are unbelievably awful and Republican pols are unbelievably craven.

    • FAEN

      Oh I know. It’s appalling.

    • Ninja0980

      Because his supports are just as awful as he is, that’s why.

    • David Walker

      MSNBC runs a promo for their “The 11th Hour” show which I generally ignore except for the last bit. “Who is there to ‘speak to power’?” and the chilling, disgusting response is “Absolutely no one.”

  • AdamTh

    But, Of course….

    Why not? It’s the weekend…

    • Joe in PA

      …and he’s on a taxpayer-funded Trump golf course outing. Nice!

      • stuckinthewoods

        Below link is to a site that keeps track of tRump’s golf trips and the costs. http://trumpgolfcount.com/displayoutings
        From data on that site Salon estimates his golfing has cost the taxpayer about $180M

        • The_Wretched

          Shit.

  • Thorn Spike

    Trump tweeting about poor leadership.

    Irony is dead.

    • Lizard

      I can only assume his precious, precious ego is damaged by an ethic woman actually demonstrating the leadership skills that he can never hope to have.

      • Uncle Mark

        Nah…he will never recognize this or any ethnic woman’s leadership abilities. He’s just pissed off that someone isn’t kissing his orange ass; the fact that it’s some “subservient Mexi-Rican” woman, who doesn’t know HER place just infuriates him.

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      • MonochromeMouse

        The only reason he wanted to be president in the first place is a black man did the job very well and stood up to his attempts at bullying and embarrassed him publicly at the white house press correspondent’s dinner.

        • deanna tow

          Oh, Yea, that and this was a game to him! Wanted to see how far he could get! How far he could pull us apart! Such a disgusting thing he is!! Not even a man, nor human, just a thing.

    • Robert Adams

      At least among conservatives.

    • Exatron

      He is an expert at poor leadership.

      • David Walker

        45 is the bigliest poor leader. Everybody’s saying that. It’s even on the internet. Look it up yourself. Believe me. The best poor leadership. Fore! (Or does it have someone to say that for it?)

      • Nic Peterson

        And taking assholery to all new levels.

    • JWC

      Ha Poor leadership is better than NO leadsership

    • perversatile
  • vorpal 😼

    FUCK OFF AND SHUT UP ALREADY, you loud mouthed ass of a baboon.
    It’s no secret to anyone that you’ve handled this situation terribly and can’t even find Puerto Rico on a goddamned map.

    …Such poor leadership ability by the Shitgibbon of the US.

    • FAEN

      Hiya Sweet V 😉

      How was the party?

    • ClevelandJim

      This is 40? Oy, it’s gonna be a looooong decade.

      I hope everyone in PR and USVI (if he makes it there) show Cheetolini just as much respect as he’s shown them. I hope they pelt him and Melanoma with dogshit (I dunno, it’s the first nasty thing that came to mind).

      • David Walker

        I think if they just reached down and picked up anything handy it would be the equivalent of dog shit and just as putrid and smeary. I wonder if its itinerary will be a speech INSIDE the air conditioned convention center followed by a quick helicopter trip over certain portions of the island that have not 125% destroyed. It will meet with the governor, who has been kissing its orange ass on a regular basis, but not with Mayor Cruz, because she’s smart, has opinions, knows what work is, and has a constituency that will now walk through fire for her, having already been through hell with her. Oh, and she’s not white.

      • Mike__in_Houston

        Given how it was too chicken to throw out the first baseball this year, knowing how it would get its ass booed off, I would be surprised as hell if it ever goes to Puerto Rico.

        And bravissima to Carmen Yulín Cruz, who isn’t afraid to tell the truth. The Organge Shitgibbon’s response to the plight of America’s own territory has been nothing short of shameful and continues to be so.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    When does it end? When does Trump hit rock bottom? When does he go so low he can’t go any lower? At what point can he no longer find a way to be an even bigger, more despicable piece of shit?

    • Joe in PA

      I’m convinced there is no bottom.

      Mueller, hurry up!

      • Acronym Jim

        There is a bottom. The problem is that Trump has a backhoe.

    • TrueWords

      Trump will not until reach the bottom until the 2018 mid-term elections when HOPEFULLY the Democrats take back Congress…

      REMEMBER TO VOTE!!!

      • PhilBob13

        Vote in every fucking election. School board, dog-catcher, state house, federal level. Even if it’s a slam dunk. We had a pathetic 10% turnout in June to elect our obviously no-way-it-would-ever-go-red congressional seat, and I still was outraged. It was a mainstream dem vs a right-leaning dem, so there actually was a choice. How can anyone sit by and let others do the work? Vote. Vote. Vote.

    • Harveyrabbit
    • SoCalGal20

      When he dies, basically. Or when he loses the ability to say words.

    • Todd20036

      Rock bottom is WWIII. Pray we never reach that.

    • lymis

      There is no bottom. It’s elephants all the way down. Racist, misogynist, elitist, soulless, corrupt, GOP elephants. All the way down.

      And right now their highest priority it to get the government to cut their own taxes so that none of their money benefits anyone else.

      • RNegron

        Alternating Elephants and McTurtles.

      • David Walker

        For the longest time I would first see the word “sycophants” as “psycho-phants” but correct myself before I’d say it. I would get images of deranged elephants on a rampage. Maybe I was prescient. DC’s members of the republican’t party are a bunch of psycophants hellbent on stomping on everything good about this country…and their tusks are made of plastic. I wish the jackasses would understand that some good quick kicks would work wonders.

    • Ernest Endevor

      I’ve said all along that he’d bonkers. But that doesn’t answer your question: when will the grown-ups take over?

    • Dayglo

      So, anyone else reach a saturation point with this asshole? I’ve never had so much contempt for another human being … and one-third of America worships him. It’s like we’re trapped in a nightmare.

    • kelven

      Well, let’s not forget the obvious. The details of his treason are yet to be revealed. As egregious as everything he has done since he started is, it will most likely pale in comparison.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      Trump is not evacuating people from the island because once domiciled within the states, they can legally vote. He would rather let people die than risk more Democratic voters.

      He’s not shipping people in boxcars (yet) but he is allowing easily preventable deaths.

      A floating hospital will be arriving THREE FUCKING WEEKS after the 2nd hurricane hit? How many pregnant women on the island have given birth without clean water, electricity and food? People are drinking from dirty streams and rivers.

      How hard would it have been to have an aircraft carrier arrive within days of the storm with helicopters to drop food and water to the remote towns and to lift fallen trees to have cleared the highways more quickly? The Norwegian Cruise ship that will be evacuating the homeless was arranged because of private funds, not our government. The UN should step in with aide and also issue a resolution condemning the American response to its own citizens.

    • Gerry Fisher

      Until a heck of a lot more US citizens can look in the mirror, and say, “I own this. I’m the problem.”

      Please don’t hold your breath.

    • Uncle Mark

      He’s bottomless. The lower he goes…especially to punish minorities & liberals, the more his deplorables like it. I think some of those deplorables are so far gone, that it doesn’t even matter who he shits on; they just love seeing him shit on people. Remember the McConnell’s revelation over the Strange v Moore primary…”They hate us as much as they hated Obama.” Trump is a rage machine…fomenting hate amongst the hateful. They hate the gov’t, minorities, anyone who isn’t them.

  • safari
  • Gustav2

    “Anybody who is surprised at this from a president who attacked a former prisoner of war for being a prisoner war, criticized a Gold Star family and made fun of a reporter’s physical disability has a short memory. This is who Trump is. He doesn’t accept criticism and move on; he brings a bazooka to a knife fight — even when those wielding the knife are trying to save lives.”

    —Aaron Blake

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/09/30/trump-doesnt-get-it-on-puerto-rico-he-just-proved-it-by-lashing-out-at-san-juans-mayor/?utm_term=.8564c5045adc

  • Bluto
    • Daveed_WOW

      …the average racist assumes we’re protesting America…

      FTFY

      • marshlc

        I don’t want to look like I’m attacking you, because I’m not, but, no. It’s not just racists. When racism is at the bedrock of how a country formed, how it became what it is, then it’s the whole country, not just the obvious racists, who participate in the racism.

        And until that’s accepted, and faced, it doesn’t get better. Because it’s not just a question of educating or getting rid of those darn racists. Racist assumption, racist decisions, even those made far in the past, are threaded through the entire nation like the veins in marble.

        My own country is struggling with this, not so much on issues of black and white, but on our history of exploitation of First Nations people. When an entire society has been kicking people in the face, and then blaming them for being down, for centuries, it’s not just racists. It’s all of us.

        • Daveed_WOW

          I know what you mean. I’m just full of piss this morning over that motherfucking lying piece of shit in the White House. Or rather, on the golf course.

          • marshlc

            You’ll get no argument from me there.

    • Ernest Endevor

      That’s a brilliant cartoon. I’ve always thought the American superhero narrative was about fascism. The current vogue for those dreadful movies makes that clear. Batman is a Nazi. The cartoon illustrates that perfectly. Must go find more Mr Fish. Thanks for posting.

      • Kent Allard

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/411680609e547c14b39ea9e9799ce88882f5f96d4949563cb5ab6954a50d3dee.jpg

        Captain America’s always been a New Deal Democrat. I’ve always liked Howard Chaykin’s take on Batman (attached).

        • Ernest Endevor

          It’s the whole “I know better than anyone else what is right so I will work from secret to overthrow elected authority which is corrupt and useless and work my will on the citizens of Gotham who will love me but I am too modest to accept their accolades” point of view that I find fascistic. Plus the spandex: fascists always have the best costumes/uniforms.

      • Adam Schmidt

        Ok, here I’ve got to speak up because the American superhero narrative has historically been VERY anti-fascist. From Superman’s origins as a man who fought both against organized crime and against authority (he used to take on the cops fairly regularly) to Green Arrow who has fought for the little guy in just about every incarnation to Marvel’s mutants which have been a stand-in for just about every group seeking equal rights (black, gay, and yes… trans).

        http://static2.srcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/x-men-northstar-wedding.jpg?q=50&w=786&h=393&fit=crop

        • Ernest Endevor

          I daresay you know more about it than I do. I merely go on what would seem to be the story of the, usually, lone man who sees truth where others don’t and always knows what is meant by justice. And who then has no compunction about taking the law into his own hands to right wrongs. They are always drawn in what looks to me very like the style of Nazi art; the square-jawed hero who never backs down. The muscles and jutting chin attest to moral authority. Let’s not forget that Shaw was an early admirer of Mussolini – he got over it – and was much interested in the idea of the Superman: he even wrote a play about it. The mutant stuff seems to me like Hollywood backstories that are dreamed up to give ‘vulnerability’ to what are essentially impregnable beings. But to each his own. My observation is merely that. Clearly they’re popular. I’m only curious why. This, to me, looks just like Captain America. Apparently w https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/07a8ab961ea575462ddfdb133470a34c0b1731e95053d7af76f3f7b1a462ee2a.jpg ith his friend Kevin.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Not buying it. Captain America has been a symbol of truth and justice way beyond Superman. His adventures in the 60’s and 70’s were filled with not very subtle hints about social justice. As for those “dreadful movies,” well we all cahn’t be ‘aving tea with the Queen with the other oity toities, now can we? I’m so sorry that a person of your rarified tastes is unable to appreciate the visual feast of a good super hero movie. You go on now, I’m sure there’s a Nichole Kidman film festival out there waiting for you.

      • Uncle Mark
    • Gerry Fisher

      One of the most perfect one, two punches I’ve ever seen. You may now drop the mic.

  • TrueWords
  • SoCalGal20

    Trump tweeting about poor leadership while taking yet another taxpayer- funded golf trip to his own fucking resort while Anericans are dying due to his complete indifference and incompetence.

    • vorpal 😼

      With all those football players kneeling and all those golf balls to hit, how can we reasonably expect one man to not impede the handling of a major crisis and not try to make it entirely about him? /s

  • jimbo65

    This fucker has no empathy whatsoever. If a normal person was criticized you think they would step back and evaluate that maybe they’re in the wrong. Not 45. He can’t ever admit he fucks up. God I HATE him

    • FAEN

      He’s been a petulant child his entire life and has never had to apologize for his behavior. Too bad his parents didn’t give him a good clip round the ear when he was a kid.

  • HZ81

    This thin-skinned man-child asshole just can’t help himself. Disgraceful fuck. None of that news or shocking, but there’s little left to say—and none of it positive.

  • Pray for an armed forces trained P

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      Please edit to add the adjective “political” to make it clear that this is only metaphorical, if in fact that is what you mean to say.

      Otherwise, you may be taken literally – to which JMG and its readers would rightly object. Thank you for your cooperation.

      • I did better than that. I deleted. I am bipolar. I am one of the folks being driven crazed by the stochastic terrorism emanating from the Repubs Evangelical and Catholic alt right. Just like the poor guy who shot Scalise. It is dangerous to poke nuts like me. Dangerous to me and society.

        • LesbianTippingHabits

          Thank you, also on behalf of our fellow citizens in law enforcement.

  • jimbo65

    The mayor of San Juan PR is on AM Joy

    • David Milley

      Thanks for the alert! Tuned in now.

  • AdamTh

    Hey Donnie…. Between the 7th & 8th hole today, simply fire the mayor..

    “YOU’RE FIRED!”

    • jimbo65

      And he’s STILL golfing. Whenever another Dem becomes POTUS, I don’t EVER want to hear bitching from the GOP about vacations. They have no credibility from this point forward.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)
  • Todd20036

    You should hear some of the deplorables justify his tweets.

    “PR has all the resources, the government isn’t distributing them”

    Etc.

    It’s amazing what a Nazi can get away with that no democrat would ever even think of doing.

    • jimbo65

      They really do enjoy their conspiracy theories. Assholes

    • William

      Distributing aid is difficult when roads are blocked and bridges are missing.

      • Chucktech

        What a pity that there’s no type of flying machine that can hop across bridges and roads…

        • stuckinthewoods

          It’s a good thing we’ve never confronted logistical difficulties like this in a rugged terrain facing armed resistance.

    • clay

      Let the Trump detail how many high-tension power pylons have been imported in the last two weeks, how many trucks have been imported in the last two weeks, how many heavy-lift helicopters have been imported in the last two weeks.

  • JT

    Drumpf’s a monster. Throw the fucking bum out!

    • Silver Badger

      As a rule, we don’t throw people off of buildings in America. Can we make an exception in this case?

      • JT

        As long as there’s a guillotine nearby.

      • clay

        defenestration

      • JerryRich

        We can compromise with my favorite word. “Defenestration” has a long and rich history. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3d7fdc9f0460e208cb4ece901e4387fb86f80ee50dc9da6bc27e16911954c725.jpg

        • Silver Badger

          Here all this time, I thought defenestration involved removing a person’s intestines. Once again I learned something new om JMG. Thank you JerryRich and thank you JMG.

          • canoebum

            Fenestration is the arrangement of doors and windows on a structure, typically a house.

          • LaChatSayWha

            That’s disembowelling. Another potentially appropriate medieval solution to the problems of poor governance and/or inhuman shitholery.

  • Gigi

    People are dying in Puerto Rico and instead of admitting that the response time could have been better and trying to right a very bad wrong, Trump sends out mean tweets. Carmen Yulín Cruz is trying to save lives while Trump is stuffing his fat face with KFC and playing golf. #POSpresident

    • jimbo65

      I hope she keeps calling him out. She’s a very brave and extraordinary woman.

      • Danieruw

        I fully expect to see her at the 2020 Democratic convention.

        • Lizard

          Think she might run in 2020? I’d vote for her.

          • David Walker

            Was Hawaii a state when Obama was born? Isn’t that the basis for 45’s despicable birther bullshit? But if Hawaii was a US territory, so is Puerto Rico. She must be born a US citizen. Please let it be the same case. We lucked out with President Obama. We didn’t get a President Cruz last time, thank you Jeebus. But I think, if she’d have us, she’d be a kick-ass president.

          • Lizard

            Well…no. Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961. Hawaii became a state the same year Alaska did, 1959. So it was a state.

            But she’s a citizen. All Puerto Ricans are US citizens.

          • David Walker

            Thank you. That solves that.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Talk about authentic. The entire world needs people like her.

      • David Walker

        Someone earlier made a comment about “the ass-kissing governor and the ass-kicking mayor.” I hope she becomes governor. Hell, I hope she becomes president.

  • Daveed_WOW

    I retweeted Trump with a big fat “Fuck You”

  • Scoot

    This is at the same time totally expected and entirely disappointing. There is something truly wrong with him.

  • Ken M

    He’s “safer” In Jersey. I doubt even he would be stupid enough to go off like this while in DC. Attention off spending scandals. He wants people mad at him for something. PR has been an issue for over 2 weeks, and he has ignored it. The NFL was try 1, and it worked, for a little while. I don’t think he was expecting the spending scandals to get as big as they did, as fast as they did. Add to all this a almost imminent Government shutdown and he may be finally losing it.

    • lymis

      He ran for office on the rock-solid assumption that being president would allow him to skim personal millions off the American taxpayer without consequence.

      While he may be pissed that anyone else is doing the same thing, we have to remember that his issue is that the scandal is being reported, NOT that the corruption is occurring.

      • Ken M

        He keeps running away for a reason. As you put it, being caught isn’t in his standard way of “running a business.” He’s learning that’s NOT his job here. The only time the people hear him is when , like now, he is dividing us. The numbers against him, or at least not loving him anymore, are growing though. His base is shrinking as more time goes by and they realize he’s getting less of what he promised done. For is first months it was all on Hillary. That one doesn’t float anymore. If/when the GOVT shuts down and these people don’t get their checks, it won’t be pretty, for him or for us as a nation.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    And what was fucking Sean Hannity ranting about last night? Kneeling, during the national anthem. Another despicable piece of shit.

  • lymis

    Every. Single. Elected. Republican. should be asked – on camera, on the record – whether they agree with Trump on this.

    This is absolutely unconscionable. I’ve given up on phrases like “a new low” – and on any change in the president’s behavior being remotely likely – but the rest of the damn GOP had better be held responsible for either going on the record as agreeing, or going on the record opposing. They should not be given the opportunity to ignore it.

    • Steverino

      “Oh, he speaks his mind, that’s what Americans find refreshing about him… blibbity blabbity blobbity blahblahblah…”

    • Lizard

      Just when I think I can’t hold him in any lower regard, can’t feel any more disgust…

    • Ninja0980

      They don’t but since they’ve been given the chance to stack the courts with far right judges and cut taxes etc., they don’t give a damn.

  • JAKvirginia

    Leadership? You really want to go there, Donnie? Eight months in and you’ve not passed any major legislation, fulfilled none of your big campaign promises, and lost (how many?) staff members/cabinet secretaries by firings or resignations. You’re the last person to be lecturing anyone about leadership.

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      Well, if any President plans to visit a disaster zone, he is criticized for the [likely] interference with recovery efforts; if any President plans for a later visit to a disaster zone, he is criticized for not visiting sooner. Sad!

  • PickyPecker
    • Joe in PA

      I’m home alone for the day (normally a no-Trump and no loud music zone)…I have this playing very loudly:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE

      • Joe in PA

        The dog and cat have fled to another room. 🙂

      • PickyPecker
      • PickyPecker

        I’ve got some new puppy pics to post later today. Have to download them through the ancient photo program and clean them up a bit.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Yay!

        • Joe in PA

          Yay! And by “puppy” you mean that 50lb behemoth! :0

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Good morning, Joe in PA! How’s your friend’s kid faring? Was he able to find a lawyer for him?

        • Joe in PA

          Hey, Phillip, thanks for asking (and thanks to others here that posted advice). I forgot to add, the “kid” an adult. And yes, he has a lawyer. His step mom if VERY wealthy so I suspect they have things in hand. I just thought it was odd that the police took all of his devices but he wasn’t arrested.

          First he told his mom that he was in some porn vids when he was 17 and he was “looking for them” to see if they were still out there. And then the next story he told his mom was that he was involved with an older man that gave him a USB drive that just happened to have child porn on it. Somehow it got on to his computer. The whole thing is awful.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Thanks for the update! It is odd–my understanding is that when there is a seizure with no arrest, due process must be satisfied by allowing the owner to contest the seizure.

            How did the police find out? That is what seems odd. Hope “kid” is not being set-up to take the fall for someone else

      • FAEN

        I love that song. I have been known to strut around in my undies to that lol.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Any pics, videos or anything ??

          • FAEN

            I’m afraid not lol.

        • Joe in PA

          I’ve hit the replay about 5 times. 🙂

          • FAEN

            Play it loud Joe-play it loud!

        • netxtown

          my crank it up for the day:
          Home

          helps me remember back to a time when everything wasnt so fucked up…..

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuWPseegaKw

          • FAEN

            Never heard of him but so didn’t expect THAT voice to come out of his mouth. Thanks 😊

          • netxtown

            youtube has a 30 min clip from him at the N.O. Jazz Festival. White boy got some soul.

          • FAEN

            No kidding.

          • FAEN

            He reminds me of George Ezra.

      • bzrd

        when the Resident Nazi is finally in jail, it will become the national anthem for some of us

  • TuuxKabin

    The monkeys at the research center/island are safe. From the weather station, but the video got lost in the shuffle.

  • The_Wretched

    My floor is getting dents from how often my jaw is dropping. I know it’s all projection but the Dems are not drafting a narrative. Real people are suffering and their leaders are being leaders. If that makes you look like a racist asshole, that’s on you.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Will Kelly now resign? How can anyone allow themselves to be associated with this psychopath?

    • SoCalGal20

      I hope the overriding reason Kelly stays is to keep Trump’s tiny fingers off the nuclear button.

      • Ernest Endevor

        That’s what those who know Kelly are saying: he’s remaining in the administration to do what he can to protect the nation. Same is said of Mattis. But it seems to me that this is a bridge too far.

        • SoCalGal20

          Well I feel more comfortable knowing there might actually be somebody there willing to make the literal ultimate sacrifice to keep that sociopath’s tiny fingers off the nuclear button. It sucks for his legacy or whatever but greater good and all that.

          • canoebum

            I know it’s politically incorrect, but I’m all in favor of the Ceaușescu solution. “Here, Mr. President, get into this APV and we’ll drive you to a safe location.”

          • stuckinthewoods

            as long as Pence is already holding a seat for him.

          • Tulle Christensen

            But then we get Ryan

          • stuckinthewoods

            Okay, hold off until after mid-terms.

          • Ernest Endevor

            I can’t disagree. And I have no idea what an alternative might be.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    The man is incapable of not being an asshole.

  • Michael R

    Remove asshole from White House

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBqB_3j4Qts

    • canoebum

      The sad and distressing thing is we have to share a country with many, many people who voted for him and think he’s not doing enough to wreck the government and destroy lives.

  • AdamTh

    General Kelly, you have failed. When are you going to control that 11 y/o child?

    • Ernest Endevor

      I wouldn’t be surprised if he now resigns.

      • LesbianTippingHabits

        He should, if he wants to retain his self-respect.

      • Chucktech

        He won’t. The reason is that he, McMaster, the service chiefs, and Sec. Mattis have to be there to defy him if he decides to nuke Mexico or some crazy shit.

        • Lizard

          Pretty sure bitching about a hardworking mayor attempting to save her peoples’ lives during a disaster qualifies as “crazy shit,” even if it isn’t necessarily to the same scale.

        • Ernest Endevor

          I know that’s the official version but I wonder how much longer that narrative can hold. And then what? The generals step in? Since the Republican party is at war with the US we ca’t count on any of them to do anything to help.

    • Treant

      I heard he dropped an ultimatum last night–either Kushner goes,, or he’s out the door.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        Kushner has given Dump some bad advice as of late. In any case, I can’t imagine the military people being OK with Kelly being tossed.

        I got to say if I was Kushner, I would have left ages ago. It’s been really hurting his business. I knew nothing about the crap he and his family have been doing before Dump began running but the election campaign threw a klieg light on how shitty they are. I bet his grandmother is spinning in her grave over his association with fucking Nazis.

        • Treant

          If I were Kushner, I don’t think I would have gotten involved at all. But I do see why he did–Kushner loves The Donald’s remaining money.

  • DaveMiller135
  • Bob Conti

    This man’s a thin-skinned narcissistic liar who’s about as presidential as the pimples on his buttocks.

    • Joe in PA

      eeew.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Double eeew!!

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    The very best thing the Government of Puerto Rico can do is reopen the office that issues birth and marriage certificates and the office that issues driver’s licenses and non-driver’s identity cards.

    [A couple of years ago, the Government of Syria started issuing Syrian passports to Syrians in refugee camps outside the country.]

    And then, the wave of migration began. In the case of Puerto Rico, it will be via one-way tickets on airplanes to the mainland U.S.

    This is going to happen anyway. So much has been destroyed there that many people don’t have homes or jobs on the island any more, and no reason to stay.

    People have to continue their lives where they can. Thank you.

  • Jeffg166

    Oh, he’s getting deported.

  • TexasBoy

    Idiot in Chief, does he not realize that the Puerto Rican city workers have lost their own homes and have to look after their own families? Your lack of basic human compassion is astounding.

    • LesbianTippingHabits


      Well, those in public service do, indeed, have responsibilities to the community at large, especially in time of need. That’s duty, actually.

      Here’s the New York Times on the Mayor of flooded Port Arthur, Texas:

      https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/17/us/harvey-port-arthur-mayor.html

      I contrast his priorities with that of then-Rep. William “cold cash” Jefferson (D-New Orleans) during Katrina.

      • another_steve

        Not understanding your point, LTH.

        The people in Puerto Rico – city workers included – are facing possible death. They don’t have sufficient water or food. No electricity. The elderly are particularly vulnerable.

        Are you comparing the plight of those city workers with a mainland mayor whose home was flooded?

        • LesbianTippingHabits


          Thank you. This is my point: Public servants have a duty to serve the public.

          Yes, based on media reports I am well aware that public servants in Puerto Rico, like the rest of the population, lack sufficient water/food and have no electricity.

          However, unlike regular private citizens, public servants chose this duty, and now – in their citizens’ hour of need – it’s time to fulfill that duty.

          If the public servants of Puerto Rico fail to take action, then when Donald Trump tweets something like, “they want everyone done for them,” well, is he wrong?

          I hope that public servants in Puerto Rico will rise to fulfill their obligations to the people they serve. Public service is more than just a job.

          And if the Mayor of San Juan is unable to motivate her municipal workforce when the city and its people need them most, well, perhaps Donald Trump – whom I detest – has a point.

          Thank you again.

      • UrsusArctos

        Jefferson was a US Representative, not even in NOLA at the time. He had to get back to the city to protect his “cold cash”. /snark
        Nagin was mayor. He did yeoman’s work during the crisis, then went balls out corrupt in the aftermath.

    • Beagle

      You assume Dump is human. There are reasons I use the pronoun “it” when referring to Dump.

    • Lizard

      Yesterday I transcribed a video of Drumpf talking about watching a man nearly die in front of him. He focused on the fact that the man’s blood discolored Mar-a-Lago’s marble floor.

      I don’t think his lack of compassion with surprise me ever again.

      • bzrd

        YES, the man’s BLOOD was what distressed the Resident Nazi, not that the man was in big trouble
        blood on the floor
        staining the marble
        arg

        • The_Wretched

          Most conservatives are more concerned about their personal disgust reactions than liberals are. Brain researchers have looked into it. They literally have a hard time thinking about the context.

  • yes b’y
    • TuuxKabin

      DOTARD at it’s most stupid. One example anyway.

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    Yeah, like drümpf knows his ass from a hole in the ground about leadership.

  • Kissmagrits

    He’s defining leadership? Arrogant son of a bitch!

  • Ken M

    The attention needs to come off Trump and be redirected at Congress. If he’s ignored it will drive him crazier than amount of even negative attention will. The Congress has a lot of power (including impeachment) that they’re not using. They’re are the ones up for reelection, NOT Trump. He needs to see how unimportant he really is, and how much the govt, and the people can do without the approval of his sorry ass.

    • BearEyes

      that’s what happened with Price – more focus on price and less on tRump – it ate away at don the con

  • another_steve

    Orange Man is takin’ quite a beating on cable news this morning. Even Republicans are saying that this past week was one of his worst.

    Teehee… enjoying this.

    May each new week be his worst.

  • Benny S.

    Bravo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, for your tweet replies!

  • Michael R

    Puerto Rico tired of winning

  • LosFelizGuy

    Oh! So now they’re lazy? Next thing you know he’s gonna say something like “You know, technically they’re not Americans.”

    • clay

      He thinks they’re lazy, brown, leeches.
      He also thinks he’s a hard-working white golfer.

      • LosFelizGuy

        Yep. Lazy spics. /s

  • houstonray

    I woke up, checked my phone, saw his tweets and it ruined the rest of my day. This man is a disgrace. He is incompetent. He is devoid of all humanity. I dare say he has no soul.

    What a disgusting embarrassment to our country.

    • another_steve

      Today’s tweets are perhaps the worst of his presidency. The most heinous.

      The fucker is in big big trouble now. He probably doesn’t know it yet, but soon he will.

      • houstonray

        I always wonder if he can possibly tweet something that is just so over the top offensive than the one before, but week after week he never fails to live up to that.

        • another_steve

          My sense is that he knows his presidency is hanging on by a thread, that he’ll eventually order Mueller fired and has to have the 100 percent support of his rabid deplorables to support him in that. The 32-36 percent or so of Americans who are deeply deeply bigoted and racist.

          Today’s tweets are for them.

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            Do you think they’ll riot or just stew in their juices at home if/when he either resigns or is led away in handcuffs?

          • David Walker

            I think they’ll riot because even though it’ll be all about it, the last speech (and they’ll insist there be a last speech) will be a “they’re doing this to ME. They’ll be coming after you next.” Just like Obama people came after their guns and closed their churches. Even with 45 gone, at least for a while, we’ll be in need of protection devices.

          • another_steve

            Please…riot? Lol. These are people who watch Reality TV and cheat on their spouses, not people who “riot.”

            Personally, I think they’ll applaud the fact that finally, finally, there’s a man at the top (Pence – assuming he’s still there) who “can get things done for us.” They’ll like the fact that a true blue dyed-in-the-wool theofascist is at the helm.

            The Republican establishment and right wing media will be delighted to see the fucker gone.

        • -M-

          He can always get worse. And he always will.

      • Chucktech

        How many times in the past 200 days have we said that?

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I think he could order Mueller murdered, declare himself God Emperor and nobody in his party would care that much. I can imagine Lindsay “watch them die slowly” Graham going “Hmm, that’s rather disappointing but . . .”

    • Chucktech

      What’s infuriating is that anyone with half a brain saw this a year and a half before the election, but “Murikuh decided that as along as he’s not a colored guy or a woman, he’s okey-dokey.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Who raised this pathetic creature ?
    Did they somehow see how worthless he was and decided not to teach him a dammed thing ??

  • marshlc

    So, you remove the ability of government to work by not filling positions, and by putting people who don’t know or understand the job in the few positions you do fill. Then when government fails to function, you blame the citizens.

    Been saying this for months – it’s a hostile takeover. Standard practice among Trump and his buddies – take over a company, loot its assets and put nothing back in, and when it fails, declare bankruptcy and get out fast. All the while blaming workers and unions.

    • SoCalGal20

      Well, I wish Trump would cut his losses and get out.

  • Benny S.

    President Chump’s golf weekend / NFL antics kind of reminds me of Condoleeza Rice’s N.Y.C. shoe shopping weekend during Hurricane Katrina. OUT. OF. TOUCH.

  • William

    Will Mayor Cruz testify at Trump’s impeachment hearing?

  • bambinoitaliano

    Small hands, small mind, small man. What a tiny dick!

    • Joe in PA

      No, he’s a BIG dick with a tiny dick.

  • Tiger Quinn

    I honestly think this is going to do it. His MAGAs can plug their ears about a lot of things, but dead people and ravaged towns make nice visuals over and over and over.

    • Joe in PA

      You haven’t met any Trump supporters have you? 🙁

      But, here’s hoping!

      • Octoberfurst

        Exactly! Trumptards don’t give a shit about Hispanics or anyone else they consider inferior.

        • PickyPecker

          Which is pretty much everyone besides themselves.

    • BearEyes

      but you need a split photo to show the devastation side by side with his golfing

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      His MAGAs are both dumb and heartless as hell. A lot of them think Obama was in charge when Katrina happened instead of George W. I’m sure that years from now they’ll try to blame Hillary for this even though she was not in power at the time because somehow she has a satanic bakery or something.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • David Walker

      It’s an island surrounded by water. Big water.

      He has the best words. He’s like a smart person, only not smart at all and only marginally a person.

      • Chucktech

        There really are no words, are there? Just mortifying.

      • Beagle

        I’d say Dump has things in common with smart persons. It has two eyes and a nose, two arms and two feet, just like most smart persons.

      • -M-

        Ocean water.

      • Octoberfurst

        Someone must have shown him a world map. Probably the first time he has ever seen one. “Wow look at all that water!”

        • Oh’behr in Minnesota

          Bigly. Hugely. Yet Puerto Rico isn’t even in the middle of the ocean (Trump must be confusing it with French Polynesia).

          • Octoberfurst

            Or Hawaii.

      • Oh’behr in Minnesota

        Trump magically manages to be a big and little dick at the same time. Amazing ain’t it. Lol. The world’s greatest idiot (almost the only one). Sigh, the USA really needs better leadership and it ain’t Pence nor the GOP. (Sorry, I’m in an ain’t using mood today).

        • David Walker

          No biggy. I can appreciate and even defend “ain’t” when it’s use enforces the sentiment. In other words, BINGO!

  • John Calendo

    How entitled they are, these Puerto Ricans with their no drinking water and no power grid. They want everything done for them. That dizzy dame mayor of theirs should show some leadership. Our awesome President is off for a golf weekend in Jersey. And good for him. It’s called “tough love,” people!

  • Octoberfurst

    Trump is such a POS! He lambasts the San Juan mayor by saying her “poor leadership” is the problem. No dumb-ass, Puerto Rico just had a devastating hurricane destroy much of the island! They need help! Send more aid you fuckwad! God how I hate him!

    • The_Wretched

      Line trucks with teams to set up power poles and the fuel to run them.

  • clay

    He flies to a place of narrow, winding roads, where the suburban inaccessibility will protect him. At what point do people say “fuck work” (even though it’s paying for the donations) and storm his next location?

  • Frostbite

    Something tells me PR won’t be going his way in his re-election attempt.

    • SoCalGal20

      Unless they move to the mainland it won’t matter but if more Puerto Ricans move to FL he better watch out. There are already 1 million Puerto Ricans living there and I’m sure there will be more before all is said and done.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I heard Rubio is actually worried about that scenario.

        • The_Wretched

          Good, “little rubio” has his own moral debt for supporting that man.

    • stuckinthewoods

      Hard as it is to believe since they are American citizens, Puerto Rico has no electoral vote, no voting representative in Congress, nor can these citizens vote in presidential elections. On June 11, 2017 they held a plebiscite and (it’s reported that) 97% favored statehood. They don’t control that process either. https://www.puertoricoreport.com/

      • Bad Tom

        Their lack of representation is directly related to the pile of shit they are in now.

      • Frostbite

        Makes me wonder why they don’t withdraw from being a territory.

  • Christ. What an evil cancer.

    • another_steve

      Thank you. Good way of describing him.

      I can’t believe he’s tweeting this stuff today. Today’s tweets – disparaging a people who are on the brink of death – are just incredible.

      The man must surely be certifiably insane.

      • UrsusArctos

        I’m sure Jarvanka would intervene, but: Yom Kippur. Yeah, atonement. Those two will need more than a day or two.

        • sfbob

          According to Jewish tradition, saving lives is more important than complying with any of the commandments regarding holiday observance. They have no excuse.

        • another_steve

          Lol. Yeah… Ivanka and Jared today “atoning for their sins.” Gag me with a spoon.

          If there is a Boyfriend Up in the Sky, I’m sure he’s not amused by those two and their rank hypocrisy.

      • Ernest Endevor

        The word is ‘bonkers’. He’s our Nero minus the culture and education.

      • billbear1961

        Mad or sane, he is EVIL.

  • EdA

    The only people that the Swindler-in-Chief has less concern for than black Americans are brown Americans.

    When the puddle of santorum was campaigning not in Detroit, he asked Americans, notionally black Americans, “What do you have to lose?” I think it’s become pretty clear to anyone who has two brain cells to run together what we have to lose and what we have already lost.

    • JackFknTwist

      The point here is that the term “traditional Americans” as distinct from the inhabitants of Puerto Rico is a racist comment.
      It also implies that the US Citizens of Puerto Rico are second class citizens.
      This fu cker has to go.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    David has been on the ground. Trump is a big fat POS liar.

    https://twitter.com/DavidBegnaud/status/914103561675509760

    • SoCalGal20

      This guy is a CBS reporter and he is doing a HUGE service getting these stories out about PR. He’s been tweeting stories for days, interviewing people, showing what’s happening. Lots of stuff on his twitter feed.

      • Joe in PA

        OK, I’ll shallowly go there: and he’s kinda cute too.

        • bzrd

          with a horror story of this magnitude, we need a little cute or we’d all be bat-shit-crazy

          • Joe in PA

            Yeee boy howdy, that is true. (a Texas expression I picked up) 🙂

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          He’s a good southern boy from Louisiana, I believe.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Four bottles of water.

  • ByronK

    Forget the NFL, Trumps mere existence is an insult to the flag, the anthem, the military, and the country.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Tulle Christensen

      If I type what I think about tRump the secret service would be knocking on my door

    • Joe in PA

      Dang Rebecca…you haven’t been blocked? Wow.

      But keep up the good work. 🙂

      • Rebecca Gardner

        I know! How the hell have I not been blocked by him yet? Damn you know I’m trying.

        • Joe in PA

          I sure hope you pin the tweet that does it! 🙂

        • kanehau

          You, like myself, are not blocked by him because we are not famous people. He does not give a flying crap about anything except people that ‘matter to him’.

          All other opinion is to be ignored.

          • David Walker

            And the staff love to read your stuff because the secretly agree with you, so you’re not blocked because you help make their day.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    New law : If your ultrasound shows an orange thin skinned baby, you must abort.

  • FAEN

    Even as people are dying this monster does his best to make it all about him.

    • houstonray

      And then heads off to play golf.

      • Tulle Christensen

        See if those Puerto Ricans were playing golf instead of starving everything would be ok

      • FAEN

        While insisting he ISNT playing golf. On the golf course. With a club in his hand.

        And the Deplorables buy it 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • blackstar

      Thanks Biker Becca .. many people like yourself have lost their patience and composure and are now DIRECTLY telling him to Funk off! and what a POS he is. Love it .

  • bambinoitaliano
  • TK

    Well, this certainly started my day off in a totally pissed off mood. There aren’t enough words to describe the awful things I’m thinking about that fucked-up orange haired bozo and wishing would happen to him. The guy isn’t just insane – he’s a sick, twisted inhuman piece of egotistic maggot shit. And once again, it’s ALL about him. I hope there are riots when he shows up Tuesday and they force him to leave Puerto Rico as soon as he gets there. This goes way beyond disgusting and heartless. And he’s tweeting this garbage while he is once again on a golfing getaway – on taxpayer dollars. I have NEVER hated, despised or thought such terrible things about anyone else in my life. FUCK YOU DONALD TRUMP!!!!!!! FOREVER!!!!! Arrrrrrrrgggghhhh!!! I can’t start drinking this early – I just can’t.

    • Ross

      I feel your pain.

      Daily since 11/8/16.

    • Paul

      That goes twice for his sociopathic supporters.

  • bambinoitaliano

    The contrast of a leader versus the tiny man who will never be able to measure up.
    https://twitter.com/TimOBrien/status/914125643373334528

    • JackFknTwist

      That’s a great pic and a great post. thanks !

  • Joe in PA

    So, he said yesterday (or Thursday) that he “doesn’t like the optics” when it came to ex-Secretary Price…but he’s fine with flying off to a golf resort at 3:00pm on a Friday when the mayor of PR begs him for help.

    And I was asked yesterday why I unfriended and blocked someone when I found out they were trump supporters. Good grief.

  • Igby

    His base just loves bullies.

  • Andrea_Rae

    Holy shit, callousness confirmed.

  • AJA

    I am less than half Trump’s age. I’m not saying that to brag, I’m saying it because I just realized that I’m still going to be healthy and mobile when I take my trip to DC or NYC to PISS ON THAT MOTHER FUCKER’S GRAVE.

    • Treant

      I’m 25 years younger than he is. Could I borrow an arm to steady me? And you may need to unzip my fly, but I can still manage a nice stream unless my prostate’s acting up that day…

      🙂

      • houstonray

        I just about spit my drink all over the couch!

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Piss, shmiss. I’m planning to take a major dump on that toxic disposal site.

  • Halou

    It doesn’t matter if there are ten thousand federal workers in Puerto Rico or ten million of them. If the federal government calls in and says it wants a certified paper trail for every item in each of the 3,000+ shipping containers sitting in port for tax and revenue purposes, and demanding that fees be paid for everything before anything is freed up for movement, that means each and every one of the containers has to be inspected and processed, by hand because the computer systems are down.

    Any shipping container with a FEMA logo on it does not need to go through this check and tax process, and the only way it can have a FEMA logo is if the US government permits it. So again, it doesn’t matter how many boots there are on the ground in Puerto Rico if the bureaucrats in D.C. are being obtuse and deliberately inefficient.

    That’s not the mayor’s fault, it is Trump’s fault. He is the one in charge and giving all the orders.

    • Joe in PA

      But those small-government people will be a-ok with this. Pssst, ’cause it’s for brown people.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Those people might take something they’re not entitled to — they’re like that, you know (/s).
        Wouldn’t be surprised if drümpf’s FEMA institutes a fingerprint ID system to make sue none of this people takes two bottles of water instead of one.

        • Joe in PA

          Actually, I think the mayor DID say FEMA was doing something like that…told them to “register with FEMA through the web”. WTF? These people don’t have fucking food or water but FEMA wants them to register on the net. Right. SMFH!

    • The_Wretched

      10,000 is too much of a round number to be real. And we know that Donny is in different to truth or facts.

  • houstonray

    After watching the mayor of San Juan make that incredibly heartfelt speech last night, begging the world for help, I would LOVE to see other countries come in and start dropping supplies.

    • Halou

      If I was the British Prime Minister I would have given Trump until midnight tonight to put into motion a full and effective relief effort. On failing that at 00:01 the Royal Navy, having spent previous days and weeks collecting itself at Bermuda, would move in. Puerto Ricans would wake up tomorrow morning to tea and biscuits.
      But that’s just me.

      • Lizard

        Well…what they need right now is not only supplies but methods of getting them inland to the people who need them (trucks, tanks, etc.–vehicles capable of navigating such damaged terrain, plus the fuel to run them). Does the Royal Navy have logistics ships like the US does?

        • Halou

          There is the Royal Fleet Auxiliary which has a hospital ship and several supply ships for both food and fuel. Nowhere near as extensive as the US navy but better than anything Trump is committing to the scene.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Fleet_Auxiliary#Fleet

          • Lizard

            Yes, but what I’m worried about it what Mayor Cruz has been saying about the logistics of distributing it. Supplies aren’t of any help if they’re sitting at the ports. They need land vehicles to take them to all the devastated areas who desperately need the supplies. I know that the US has ships with those kinds of vehicles on them, which could easily be deployed if Drumpf or his cronies gave a shit about Puerto Rico, but I don’t think they’ve been deployed yet.

          • coram nobis

            And they’ll need fuel for distribution and generators. A lot.

          • Lizard

            Unfortunately, the kind of vehicles they need are the ones that need a lot of fuel, so that needs to be taken into consideration as well.

          • David Walker

            Exactly, which is why I’ve been pussyfooting around what Halou suggests. It will take until Wednesday for the navy’s hospital ship to arrive…it left Norfolk yesterday having spent the week being loaded with surprise. Because no one knew a cat 5 hurricane was headed toward US interests? When it arrives, the horror will be in its second week. Anyone with a brain would have seen the hurricane coming and would know the possibilities of hell that would be wrought. Anyone with a brain, however, is not a requirement for presidency.

          • Karl Dubhe

            How many are going to die from the predictable diseases which will follow those floods?

            Surely that’s a number that the CDC can calculate. They’ve done it at other times, for other nations, when help couldn’t arrive.

          • David Walker

            I think it is instructive to remember that more often than not, such aid came from a government that cared, a leader who cared, who could understand tragedy, who could convince others (and this includes the twig in his own inept way) that help was needed…and help is what we did. The president may have needed some convincing, but we tended to do the right thing. No one talks to 45 about facts and it is morally bankrupt…he doesn’t understand other people. The world exists to serve and glorify 45. “You got trouble with that? Fuck you,” would seem to be its mantra.

          • SoCalGal20

            Helicopters. The military has helicopters (FSM knows I hear enough of them living next to Camp Pendleton).

          • Lizard

            Right, but helicopters need a lot more fuel than trucks do. Helicopters get less than ten miles per gallon, while offroad trucks can get as much as twice that (depending on the model).

          • The_Wretched

            And the military has means to distribute fuel on supply chains. It’s what they do.

      • Paul

        Don’t expect any decent response from May and her despicable party. Too busy making a shit sandwich out of Brexit and killing off sick people by withdrawing their benefits.

    • Renfield

      She should take a run for the presidency.

  • Lizard

    Go to hell, you sorry son of a bitch.

  • j.martindale
  • yes b’y
  • Alexander Stallwitz
  • Ken M
  • Ninja0980

    Go to hell you lazy golfing son of a bitch.

  • rednekokie

    How on earth would the national misfit even have any comprehension of leadership? He hasn’t demonstrated any in the past 40 years.

    • Lizard

      Because he “tells it like it is” and will “drain the swamp.”

      Of course, “telling it like it is” consists entirely of lies and he drained the swamp and found his entire cabinet at the bottom.

  • Dot Beech

    Thank you, Lin-Manuel.

    As for Trump… Take him now, God! Now!

  • billbear1961

    There are so MANY reasons for why massive and relentless protests should already be demanding this demented degenerate’s removal from office.

    This is “just” one more.

    He’s an unfit DISGRACE.

    He shames the office he stole, and he shames the country.

    What must the civilized world conclude when it sees neither the people, nor the Democratic party, nor the press call for his immediate removal from office?

    Mueller and the Establishment must see that the people WILL defend the Republic and the rule of law, and simple human DECENCY.

    • TK

      I keep thinking the same thing every day. What is it going to take to remove this dangerous moron from office? How low does he have to drag things down, how many people have to die?? It’s insanity that he’s still in office.

    • Bj Lincoln

      I’m with you Billbear! There should be a crowd bigger than the Womens March taking up the streets surrounding the White House!
      The world must think the entire country is full of idiots for not doing a thing!
      Where are the Democrats! Why is the news not screaming about this?!
      I woke up to this!
      I have to stop before my poor heart gives out.

      • billbear1961

        Notice it’s the Guardian, a UK paper, telling us this!!

      • paganguy

        Sadly, I’m beginning to think the world might be right.

    • JackFknTwist

      Where is the spirit of Revolutionary France ? set up a Guillotine in the Square……the people cannot stand for this !
      “Let them eat cake!”……..the Trump philosophy.
      Or
      “Trump golf while Puerto Rico(and the Virgin Islands) burns.”

  • Robert Adams

    43 says “Thanks!!”

  • TexasBoy

    Next up: Trump announces that Reverend Mother Placido, Sister Sixto and Sister Bertrille were found safe in the ruined basement of Convent San Tanco.

    • Bj Lincoln

      I had a big crush on Sister Bertrille.

      • Daveed_WOW

        Ahem…I liked Carlos

    • jmax

      Good thing Sister Bertrille wasn’t caught by any of the hurricane winds. She’d be in Texas by now.

  • TexasBoy

    Trump – making W look like a genius since day 1.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    With the telephone service and cell service out how does he expect them to communicate with them-two tin cans on a string?

    • David Walker

      Mayor Cruz bought up the stupidity of the bureaucrats in telling mayor of the rural towns and cities and villages to fill out the request forms on the website and send them via internet. She said in her speech (a brilliant speech that should be engraved on 45’s forehead) that the federal government demanded documentation. She showed the documentation…two filled binders. Nothing.

      I don’t want to incite anger here, but seriously: How you doin’, Houston? How’s it going FTL or Miami? How long did you have to wait before help arrived? Please understand I am IN NO WAY blaming you that you’re now in the rebounding phase, but US citizens are US citizens.

      • UrsusArctos

        Dealing with FEMA has always been like this for city/county/state officials. The agency was making headway after Katrina, but this year showed just how rule-bound they still are. The bureaucracy HAS to do the record keeping because they’ll catch hell for any abuse, and sadly that record keeping endangers lives. The lack of legal flexibility lies on congresses hands. Past administrations have worked extremely hard to find ways to trim the red tape within the law. This one, not so much.

  • TexasBoy
    • Beagle

      Is it possible to have negative honor?

      • David Walker

        Ask it when it comes in from a bracing, exhausting game of golf.

      • UrsusArctos

        He IS Kryptonite to other people’s honor. So far, everyone who jumped on the 45* train has left it with what reputation they ever had in tatters.

  • Lazycrockett

    PR doesn’t have internet, does Drumpf know that?

    • David Walker

      Of course not. Hell, the US bureaucrats in the air conditioned convention center in San Juan don’t know that there’s no internet so why would he? The sensitivity of a dead leach. And how/why is their air conditioning still functioning…and nearly all the hospitals are without power, let alone air conditioning? I HATE MY GOVERNMENT! AND I HATE 45 EVEN MORE!!

  • Ben in Oakland

    Would it be just too much irony for trump to say to the Spanish surnamed Puerto Rican mayor…

    “Heckuva job, Brownie!”

    I’m asking for a friend.

  • JackFknTwist

    So “traditional Americans” would work harder to recover from the hurricane?

    And these “traditional Americans ” are European Americans ?
    Maybe Blacks, Hispanic/Spanish Americans are not real Americans ?
    Or Island Americans are not real Americans ?
    What about the first inhabitants, Sioux, Cherokee, Blackfoot, Apache, Algonquin, Crow, are they not “traditional Americans ” ? ( special mention for the Choctaw !)

    Trum tweeted about “traditional Americans ” …where is that tweet highlighted ?
    It needs to be at the forefront of every post , it is such a racist, disparaging load of old fogie bigot s*hit that I am beyond fury……….
    Please post the “traditional Americans ” tweet again !

  • Dunkerblinker

    i just can’t…..

  • Marty Pavelka

    How in the hell can anyone with any human decency think these tweets are in any appropriate for anyone, never mind the POTUS? I’m just can’t stand it any more. Mueller better nail his dupa to the wall or we are so screwed.

    • sdnative1958

      I hang out on some ‘conservative’ blog sites. When Trump opens his trap like this, they all feel free to line right up in lockstep. PR’s are lazy. PR’s ruined my neighborhood. PR’s aren’t Americans. It becomes open season on disparaging “the Other.”

      • Daveed_WOW

        Exactly. This is why they voted for him. Stupid bigots love the stupid bigot in the White House.

    • BobSF_94117

      We’re going through another filter-free Jewish Sabbath…

      • LesbianTippingHabits

        And I think today is Yom Kippur also, the holiest day.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    “want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.”

    Oh, right! When it’s Spanish speaking brown people, they’re too lazy to deal with the hurricane. Texans– those real Americans! Well, that’s just helping a neighbor! And sure, Florida, that purple state paradise, has some non-white faces so maybe those free loading minorities could learn after all. They may be some life in the old girls yet!

    Disgusting. I hope there’s a hell. And I hope that the Devil is a Cuban-Nigerian love child, drag queen and that She’s got a wicked sense of revenge.

    • David Walker

      45 doesn’t believe the Fake News Networks because they show (brown) people working together, trying to put their lives back together after they’ve made sure their neighbors are all right. Funny. But, then, it’s all fake news. Those are fake disaster actors, that’s a fake disaster set, the overhead shots are CGI, and the mayor is some out of work actor reading from a script written by one of those Hollywood commies. The only thing fake about this is 45…he’s the biggest fake ever.

  • Noel Kanalley

    That’s right, Donnie. Don’t stop when you hit rock. Keep straight on. Give my regards to the earth’s core. . .

    • infmom

      He’s halfway to the Mohorovicic Discontinuity already.

  • Rocco

    Just when you think he can’t go any lower…this…smh. I just hope I’m around to see him get his karmic, just rewards. Pure evil. I have only a slight theological disagreement with Lin-Manuel: he can’t get that golf-cart special delivery to hell. The man is the anti-Christ, he is already from hell, he owns the fucking place! Ugh. God, I hate him. This Puerto Rico issue is really getting to me…smh.

  • David Walker

    No aid from Russia?

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Now’s their chance.

  • JWC

    Given that Donny is devoid of complete thought processes Given that Donny bears a grudge Given that Donny has as part of his mantra “everyone pays”His main bitch about PR beyond them not being 100% white is that they have a mamoth debt problem. Donny , in his empathic (pathic) way want this money question settled first before any aid.. It would be a most interesting study to examine why PR is in this debt crisis, Who helped and profited from in and Trump himself faulted on a venture there leaving millions in debt on the citizen on PR Yes there vare questions to be asedk and answered , but NOT NOW

    • Bj Lincoln

      It was not the citizens fault their government owes so much. It is the fault of politicians. Make them pay the bill not the citizens. They have paid enough with taxes and poverty.

      • David Walker

        You want to hold politicians responsible? Bj…I think you need a drink. You’re not thinking clearly. Politicians being held responsible. What will you come up with next? (/s, just to be sure)

        • Bj Lincoln

          Not enough coffee. I got up late. 🙂

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Me too. The world to tiring me out more than usual this administration.

      • JWC

        It was primarily the greedy politicians and Wall Street that set PR up to loose while they profited . The US has squandered more money on less important causes . I would suggest if not a full surrender of the deb t , at least a good portion of. More importantly rebuild their grid to a more sustanable and manageable condition Also give them the vote .why the hell not. PR and Guam have contributed more than their fair quotas to your military

  • charemor

    This is absolutely unacceptable behavior. Everyone on this site should write or call their senators and representatives and demand that Trump be removed from office.

  • TampaDink

    Love is love is love is love is love is love.
    Right now, I have much love for L.-M.M.

  • drbrentzenobia

    He’s running the WH exactly the way he ran his business. Everything is a franchise. When he got sued for selling people a bill of goods (see Trump University) his legal response was always to claim that what he delivered was superlative and that it was always the other guy’s fault for their poor management. It was inevitable that he would soon grow bored with any disaster that had poor TV ratings and try to walk away from a loss, as he’s done so many times. But he can’t walk away now that he’s POTUS, so his next move was always going to be blaming the victims for poor management, or just for being poor, or for force majeur (“read your contract!!”)

    I’ve always believed that a natural disaster would be his undoing. It can’t be spun or blamed on political opponents, but he is certainly trying.

    • Bj Lincoln

      Very good summery of how he thinks and why he is, at this point, being a complete moron and ass. He can’t walk away or declare bankruptcy and let his lawyers do the rest. He doesn’t have a clue how to admit he messed up because in his mind he ‘can’t’ be wrong. Only losers are wrong. He has NEVER had to deal with the consequences of his actions so he is facing uncharted territory . His inability to work with others, take criticism, pay attention to details, not lie or brag, be humble or make informed decisions will be his downfall. So far it’s been business as usual.
      He is on his way down a DEEP hole and will pick up speed up to maximum velocity. At that point he will explode. Can’t wait.

  • ColdCountry

    I have come to the conclusion that as horrible a president as Dump is, he is an even worse human being.

    • JWC

      What makes this scenario even sicker is the absolute support he gets from his base and the GOP

    • jmax

      Before the election, my father admitted that Trump was a rotten human being. However, that didn’t stop Dad for voting against Hillary. Because Benghazi. And her emails. And all the people she and Bill had murdered. Yada yada yada.

      • Daveed_WOW

        I hate him already.

        • jmax

          I don’t blame you.
          He’s 88. My only consolation is he will not be on this earth much longer.

      • ColdCountry

        What does he think of his decision now?

        • jmax

          Have you ever known anyone who has been duped by a con man to admit they were wrong? Besides, Dad’s absolute white-hot hatred for Hillary would never allow him room to change his opinion.

          • ColdCountry

            That’s too bad. And I fear he is not alone in his thinking.

      • Bj Lincoln

        My mom is the same way. She is not an ignorant woman and admits he has problems but she voted for him anyway. She has always vote republican, her husband is republican, all her friends…., and so on.

        • jmax

          Oddly enough, my father is a registered Democrat, but voted for Nixon and every Republican since then.

      • infmom

        I ended a 50+ year friendship with someone who would not stop spouting the Fox News/trumpadoodle line and would not even look at the facts. And this was a person who was a freethinker when we first met. It made me sick.

        Same with a former teacher I had admired and praised for most of my life after taking his classes.

        If only someone could blast a boat whistle every time someone on right-wing media tells a lie. The cacophony would be deafening.

        • PeedeResistance

          I have kicked every dRUMPfanzee to the curb, without regret or remorse. This is the dividing line between humans and sewer rats, and there is no discussion.

      • Helen Damnation™

        I feel your pain; most of my family still supports tRUMP. My personal island now feels like a big inner-tube, slowly losing air…

  • Tempus Fuggit

    Dan Rather’s comment:

    “Excuse me, Mr. President but your tantrum tweet storm this morning attacking the mayor of San Juan, a fellow American citizen dealing with a real-time life and death struggle for hundreds of thousands of her constituents on an island of millions in crisis, is not only far below the dignity of the office you hold. It fails even the most basic test of humanity.

    “Did she have harsh words for your Administration’s response to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria? Yes. It’s called a reality check, and one that conforms to every firsthand account coming out of Puerto Rico no matter how much you try to deflect with your “Fake News” epithets. To take this personally is to put ego before country. And you also blame the Puerto Ricans themselves? That they want “everything done for them”? No. They just expect to be treated as any other American would.

    “I have seen more than my share of wretched desperation over the course of my career. I have reported from crisis zones where matters of life and death hang moment to moment in the balance between action and inaction, where communication is limited, and the sense of panic is building. I have seen the most steadfast of leaders feel the crushing weight of responsibility as they survey a landscape of almost incomprehensible need.

    “It does not take a saintly amount of compassion or empathy to feel for those who are struggling to stay alive, who are worried for the fate of family and friends, and who have seen so much that they have known and loved blown and washed away. You swore to “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States” and that means a responsibility to look out for all Americans, even if they live on an island in the ocean, or look different or even speak a different language than what you think is America.

    “I worry that whoever has your ear has not adequately impressed upon you the gravity of this situation, or even the political price you are likely to pay (although that can be no where near the top concern at the moment). Or perhaps you have been told and haven’t listened.

    “Regardless, what Puerto Rico needs now is not rhetoric but help, not a bumbling response, but the precision and competence we expect of our government. I do not believe “blame the victim” is what Americans expect of their president.”

  • Tempus Fuggit

    Obvs it’s their own stupid fault for having chosen to go around being brown-skinned Spanish-speakers. Maybe if they pull themselves up by their bootstraps, one day they’ll be almost as good as, y’know, real Americans. »smfh«

    • JWC

      Why don’t they have a vote. Hawaii does and its in an ocean big ocean in the middle of a big ocean. So slap another star on old glory. You have done it twice in my lifetime. Ivankas flag company in China can whip up a few million in a week or two

      • Tempus Fuggit

        Why don’t they have a vote? For the same reason DC doesn’t have a vote: because they’d usually vote Democratic. I mean, um, because, um, well, y’see, constitutionally they aren’t entitled. Not my rule, it’s god’s; take it up with him.

        • JWC

          That is not a reason.Does your constitution not guarantee a vote for each American citizen regardless how they vote?

          • Tempus Fuggit

            I’m afraid you fell into my sar-chasm there. »lowers a rope ladder« Here y’go.

          • JWC

            In Trumpland and a world Fake news i question most things

          • BobSF_94117

            Of course that’s the reason. The GOP and red states will never accept another state if that area leans Dem. Ever.

          • JWC

            They pay their taxes ,they send theirs sons and daughter to fight in your wars and yet that can’t vote It’s like DC “Taxation withour representation”

  • thatotherjean

    I know that the President is an uninformed, heartless jackass (apologies to all jackasses out there). I know he lies with just about every breath, to make himself the best ever center of the universe. I know these things, but damn, this is a new low. If he refuses to do much to help, can’t he at least shut up?

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    See what he’s done? Making it look like she’s complaining about the sainted first responders. His base will eat this up.

  • Galvestonian

    He just can’t stand any criticism — poor donnie — do the widdle baboo needums some head pats ??? Awwww … wee widdle baboo is gonna wet hisself or poo all over everybody if he don’t get his way. He’s just a cranky widdle baboo.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Thank you, Jean-Marc. This is a valiant twitter rant to the twit in chief.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Thanks. My patience has worn thin and strangely, I have not yet been blocked; so on and on I go.

    • JWC

      I have repeated it several times.Cuba’s Fidel Castro used to taunt PR as not being talen serious by the US One of his points was “Wait till you need them” Then along came Maria m Donny and Carmen Cruz to prove him right

    • William

      Wow, beautiful. Thank you.

  • infmom

    Doggone uppity woman. Guess he told HER, by cracky.
    /sarcasm

    • TexasBoy

      Well, she’s too far away to actually grab.

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

    “Such poor leadership ability from the President” — there, fixed it.

  • 2patricius2

    What a pathetic critter this president is. He keeps getting lower and lower into the sewer.

  • Gianni

    Just when one thinks the bar can’t get any lower because it’s already touching the ground, this prick digs a trench under it so he can lower it more. Such a disgusting being AND because of the appalling number of American air-heads who voted for him, he is the leader of our beloved country.

  • trouble94114

    Every time I think that I can’t be any more shocked by something the Mangled Apricot Hellbeast says or does, He somehow manages to do something even more shocking. In this particular case, by several orders of magnitude.

    I can only imagine that Chief of Staff John Kelly has tripled his dose of Prilosec and quadrupled his consumption of Tums and Maalox. He cannot be pleased by a blunder this moronic.

    • TexasBoy

      Prilosec…too mild. He needs more than antacids, he needs Prozac.

  • BartmanLA

    HOLY JESUS CHRIST!!! I KNEW this would happen! I knew it! This fucking child can’t stop ONE minute to actually DO something and be anything but petty, ignorant, vindictive and completely and totally UNPRESIDENTIAL! He is the sole reason my blood pressure has been on the rise lately (LITERALLY) and I am getting fed up with it! PLEASE CONGRESS DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING and get RID of this maniac before he does anymore damage to this country than he already HAS! PLEASE!!!!!!!!

  • TexasBoy

    Sadly, this pretty much sums up current US foreign policy.

    https://youtu.be/lA5UqUyFmT0

  • itsnwman

    Let THE CREAMSICLE drink out of a stream for water, scrounge for food, and watch people die because of historic storm damage. THEN he can slam AMERICANS in need. He needs to stop trying to distract us from his hideous tax plan for the rich.

  • leastyebejudged

    I can hate him for this, it’s so easy.