Trump Threaten To End Aid To Puerto Rico

The Washington Post reports:

President Trump served notice Thursday that he may pull back federal relief workers from Puerto Rico, effectively threatening to abandon the U.S. territory amid a staggering humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Declaring the U.S. territory’s electrical grid and infrastructure to have been a “disaster before hurricanes,” Trump wrote Thursday that it will be up to Congress how much federal money to appropriate to the island for its recovery efforts and that recovery workers will not stay “forever.”

Trump has been roundly criticized for his leadership in coming to Puerto Rico’s aid. Trump, in response, has tried to portray the island as in full recovery mode, even as it suffers from enduring health, power and water problems.

During a visit last week, he tossed rolls of paper towels at local residents as if they were basketballs, drawing scorn from local leaders, and noted that the death toll was lower than the “real catastrophe” of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    …and still nothing happens to remove him from office. This country may not deserve to survive.

    • Kruhn

      Hey Asshole in Chief! Puerto Ricans are Americans which you swore to ensure their domestic tranquility is protected. So asshole, don’t pile up on impeachable offenses!

    • JackFknTwist

      Trump/turd has become a dictator – he uses resources according to his whims ( of which there are many), what has relief aid got to do with him ?
      It is a federal agency job …..why is he sticking his fat a ss into the disaster relief ?
      Impeach this corrupt treasonous POS already.
      We believe the Steele Dossier, we don’t believe Nunes (the lying toad with his head up the Trump/turd) and the other Tory a ss wipes trying to undermine it.

      • ChrisMorley

        His job is to
        – renew the Jones Act exemption, which expired on Sunday, to expedite and lower the cost of transporting relief supplies to PR.
        – make sure FEMA is providing the necessary meals and emergency aid supplies. FEMA is hopelessly failing in its tasks:
        ‘Officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) say that the government and its partners are only providing 200,000 meals a day to meet the needs of more than 2 million people. That is a daily shortfall of between 1.8m and 5.8m meals.
        Additionally, World Central Kitchen, founded by chef José Andrés, was cooking and distributing 90,000 meals a day through a network of local chefs and kitchens. But its Fema contract, to provide just 20,000 meals a day, ended on Tuesday. Fema insists it is bound by federal rules that mean it will take several weeks for a new contract to emerge to feed more Americans.’ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/11/puerto-rico-food-shortage-hurricane-maria

        • Menergy

          This current government knows no shame….

        • David Walker

          On the bright side, however, the fuckers at FEMA have been able to visit several previously isolated towns and villages to instruct the citizens how to fill out the forms for federal aid. I’m sorry, but jesus fucking christ! “We’ll get back to you after your form has been processed” just doesn’t cut it.

      • jonfromcalifornia

        As long as the Republicans are in power, you can forget all talk of impeachment. They will NEVER impeach their own, especially with impending Supreme Court changes over to full rightwing mode for generations to come. We must get rid of the Republican Congress. That is a very tall order.

  • BeaverTales

    Let’s hope the Puerto Ricans who live in the other 50 states (especially Florida) don’t have short memories in 2018 and 2020

    • Joe in PA

      Or any other thinking, feeling American with an ounce of empathy. 🙁

      • Todd20036

        And I hope those “thinking” Americans realize that a pragmatic democrat is a better alternative than Twitler, even if said democrat isn’t “perfect”.

        • BeaverTales

          Hopefully the DNC will support Democrats who aren’t “perfect” as well, especially in rural states

        • cleos_mom

          I’d like to think the Steinberns would wise up but haven’t seen any sign of it so far.

    • Chris Gardner

      Perhaps a million or so of those Puerto Ricans on the island will decide to move to Florida, Texas, or Pennsylvania. Something tells me they won’t be voting for the Orange Idiot or any other Republicans.

      • BeaverTales

        Or Ohio, Tennessee or any purple state in 2020…but moving is expensive and the purple and red states are being slammed by job losses and natural disasters of their own.

    • Kruhn

      Not this one!

  • TexasBoy

    Relocate them all to Florida, then we’ll see how fast a state can turn blue.

    • Robincho

      I’d like to see Dumpy turning blue…

      • yes b’y

        cyanotic cheeto, mix orange and blue and you get brown. Eeeeeeek

  • DaddyRay

    Can Puerto Rico leave the United States and align themselves with a country with a competent leader for the sake of the lives of the people of Puerto Rico?

    • TexasBoy

      Sadly, most of the countries with the financial resources to really rebuild Puerto Rico don’t have competent leaders. Canada would be the exception.

      • David Gervais

        We considered adopting Turks and Caicos in the past; a proposal from Puerto Rico would at least get a hearing.

  • OdieDenCO

    Pointing out Puerto Rico’s financial crisis is rich coming from someone with multiple bankruptcies.

    • GayOldLady

      And one of those bankruptcies was in Puerto Rico and cost the citizens of PR $32 Million dollars.

      • band
        • GayOldLady

          What’s your point? He took on that venture with the promise he could turn it around, he didn’t. He left PR on the hook for nearly $33 million dollars. His bankruptcy history is well documented. His fraud is well documented. See Trump University. What he said concerning PR in tweets this morning was disgraceful, but unsurprising. He likely looks at PR in much he same way a lot of RE speculators looked at NOLA after Katrina, a chance to swoop down and buy up land on the cheap because the attitude is fuck the brown, black and poor people.

  • Acronym Jim

    I think for this article, the “idiocracy” tag should be replaced with an “evil son-of-a-bitch” tag.

    • Joe in PA

      To quote the Commander-in-Cheeto: get the son-of-a-bitch out of there!

      Sigh.

  • Stuck_on_Earth

    JHMFC!

  • HKDaniel

    Face it, they’re too brown and too Spanish speaking for him to care about.

    • ColdCountry

      And they don’t vote. Unless they come here….

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    Another day another outrage from President Moron

    • RaygunsGoZap

      Show some respect!

      It’s President Fucking Moron. No hyphen.

  • Tawreos

    Abandoning American citizens to die because they are not all pure white and a female mayor had the nerve to, correctly, tell you you are full of shit is, apparently, more patriotic than taking a knee during the national anthem.

  • SoCalGal20

    I hope they all go to Florida and vot that piece of shit out of office. And Rick Scott and Marco Rubio while thry’re at it.

    • djcoastermark

      Amen, amen, amen !

    • ColdCountry

      I really don’t think that Dump will be participating in another election,. I just realized that, but it’s true – I just don’t think he will. Either he will have been removed from office, quit, or we will all be dead. Or, which I doubt, he will have canceled elections.

      • lymis

        Third option – a pretty unprecedented one, especially for the GOP – would be for him to try to run but be primaried out.

        I sincerely hope he’s not in office and doesn’t run, because saner minds have removed him from office – either by impeachment or by 25th Amendment processes, or that he just petulantly quits (or tries to work some sort of Nixon move of resigning in return for a pardon).

        But if he does last two more years, I can’t imagine the GOP not seriously considering running someone against him.

        • ColdCountry

          What a shitshow our government has become.

        • Salton

          O/T The US is pulling out of the UNESCO !?

          • TuuxKabin

            Saw that as well. Was developing story.15 minutes ago.

          • David Walker

            Hey…our budget is already out of whack because of those brown people on that island surrounded by water…big water… so how can we possibly justify throwing money at other POCs? I mean, the Unbelievably Selfish Amoralists has only so much money, and transporting 45 to his own golf courses is vitally important and should never be criticized. (/s)

        • Snarkaholic

          Fourth option: Congress abolishes presidential elections, installing him as dictator…because, hey, the Constitution is only a list of suggestions!

      • Chris Gardner

        That could be a new Republican strategy: Since most of the people of color, LGBT, and other progressive voters live in big cities, if we have nuclear war, the only ones to survive will be the rural conservative voters.

        • ColdCountry

          Well, that’s a truly dark and dismal thought. However, I have come to think that nothing is too low for some people.

        • cleos_mom

          Even if that didn’t include agricultural areas with poisoned soil and produce, a rural advantage wouldn’t last long. Rural dwellers would have a difficult time even getting around, as the distances necessarily result in depending on cars and trucks to get from point A to point B. And most agriculture is now dependent on fossil fuels and herbicides, which would quickly dry up with the nearest city in ruins. Hunting would provide some food; but even a MAGAt’s supply of ammunition would run low sooner or later.

          • -M-

            Yes!

            MAGAts: “Hur, hur. Food doesn’t come from the store stupid city people.”

            Neither do diesel, gasoline, medicine, fertilizers, pesticides, doctors, paved roads, potable water, electricity, hospitals, plumbing, ammunition or replacement parts for your tools, vehicles, air conditioners etc. or your paycheck from Monsanto or Koch industries.

        • KarenAtFOH

          If he will cut off aid to PR and pull NBC off the air, he will cancel elections in a heartbeat.

      • JCF

        We can’t count on that hunch. We have to WORK *as if* he’s going to expand his Congress in 2018, and get re-elected for a 2nd full term in 2020.

        Expect the worst…and only THEN you might be pleasantly surprised. But expect the worst.

        democrats.org Elect Democrats in EVERY state, in EVERY office!

        • jonfromcalifornia

          Unless the Democrats sabotage themselves once again and stay home like they always do.

          • JackFknTwist

            We need the young generation – unless they go to the polls we will never get rid of these old f uckers.

    • yes b’y

      don’t forget pam bondi. People are saying that she sexually abuses her dog. It involves peanut butter. https://images1.browardpalmbeach.com/imager/obama-got-it-all-wrong-with-california-att/u/original/6455127/bondi_dog.jpg

      • Bryan

        The dog will lick peanut butter off anything.

        Anything.

      • JCF

        I know it’s Pam Bondi…

        …but I just can’t stifle an Aw!

        • yes b’y

          She does have a beautiful dog.

    • cleos_mom

      Puerto Rico went for Rubio during the primaries last year.

      Totally no connection to anything in the Dotard’s universe. ‘Believe me.’

    • ChrisMorley

      As many as 100,000 people are now arriving in Florida from Puerto Rico, potentially transforming the Sunshine State’s housing, education, employment – and politics

      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/12/florida-puerto-rican-influx-hurricane-maria

  • rednekokie

    President Moron and his goons are at it again. Shame!!

  • TexasBoy

    The plan is to rebuild a limited number of hovel level houses for necessary employees; like house keepers, grounds keepers and other maintenance personnel. Then he will turn the rest of the island into Trump Paradise Resort and Spa. If the area is devastated, he can pick up the land cheap.

  • Rex

    Someone needs to step up and do the President’s job since Trump seems to be unwilling to tackle any of the difficult issues. He’s more comfortable being the cranky old man yelling at the TV.

    • TexasBoy

      Unfortunately, the next in line is just as loony. Attending a football, then walking out after the National Anthem for nothing more than a photo op, all at taxpayer expense. The GOP elected a very special kind of evil in 2016.

      • Rex

        Agree that Pence is bad, but Trump is unstable and likely to get us into war that would kill millions.

        • Todd20036

          And Pence won’t? Maybe Pence won’t start a war, but he’ll start concentration camps.

    • lymis

      Wasn’t that what we were told to expect from Pence? That Trump’s personal idea was to be the CEO of the country and delegate the actual running of it to the VP?

      Not that I expected that to work, but it doesn’t look like anybody’s even TRYING that. Which, honestly, makes Pence unqualified for the job even if we manage to remove Trump.

      • Uncle Mark

        I get the impression that Pence (and formerly with Priebus) and the Republicans were trying to run the show, but the shitgibbon keeps putting his foot in everything for the attention and because things aren’t happening fast enough for him.

      • Cipher

        His ego and temperament would never allow him to delegate the Presidency. More lies to persuade people to vote for him – or stay home.

    • CanuckDon

      It’s what his supporters base demands and Trump continues to play the role. Each tweeted bellow creates chaos, pisses off liberals, and his base roars with approval.

      • cleos_mom

        And add to that —

        If Trump nuked both North and South Korea, someone, somewhere would crawl out of the woodwork and tell everyone to calm down — it’s just a “distraction.”

  • GayOldLady

    We CAN keep FEMA, the Military & First Responders in PR as long as they’re needed. In case no one told you Donald, IT IS THEIR JOB to be there for as long as it takes. Go to Hell you pathetic orange loon!

    • lymis

      And, not to impugn any of the relief WORKERS, but it’s the Trump administrations JOB to have qualified and competent management in charge of the relief efforts.

      Nobody has a magic wand and you don’t recover from something like this overnight, but if your team can’t figure out how to distribute the supplies that are already there, or to get critical patients to the empty hospital ship that’s in the harbor, you have NO business declaring that things are taking too long.

      This sort of BS would be repellant if we were talking aid to one of our allies. But these are AMERICAN CITIZENS. There IS no “too long.”

      • David Walker

        Aside from reminding it who won the popular vote and by how much, aside from reminding it that she shamed the government by tweeting what the response should be (but not specifically if she were president), including sending the navy hospital ship,
        aside from reminding it that Mayor Cruz was onto it from the start, and aside from reminding it that Puerto Ricans are US citizens and, if they come here, they can register to vote, and they are currently less-than-impressed by the mainland response,
        heckuva job, Donnie.

  • TexasBoy

    Well, we all are just too stupid to understand what the President is saying. Wait until Kellyanne or Sarah tell us what the POTUS really meant to say. /s

  • Rex

    Sure, just throw in the (paper) towel.

  • ColdCountry

    Go ahead, Dump. Try. I would love to see you in front of the World Court for crimes against humanity. Honest to Dog, talk about kicking someone while they’re down! He is the Biggest Bully Ever. One thing he is biggest and bestest at.

    • Vira

      And in the Court of Public Opinion for crimes against humility.

    • cleos_mom

      I wouldn’t want to stop with Trump. The entire Republican party has decades to answer for at this point.

  • Vira

    25 45.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    FEMAA: Federal Emergency Moron Arrest & Apprehension
    Apprehend, arrest and lock the moron up!

  • Joe in PA

    Not to rub salt in the wounds…but…just a reminder: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fa144f5bfe02994cfaba0ba304dba041e5e9763004f99a64c10238d45c725b35.png

    Apologies. And this pic is tired, but GD I can’t believe we went from Obama to Trump. WTF is wrong with people?

    • DaddyRay

      Every Damn Day

      • Joe in PA

        It truly is astonishing the delta between these two men.

        (sorry if I misused the word delta…but you get the idea)

        • DaddyRay

          The delta between Obama and Trump is the size of an ocean

        • BJORN RAGNVALDR

          I think you were looking for gulf but, yes, understood perfectly.

        • edrex

          more of an omega, i fear.

        • -M-

          Delta=change, you used it right.

    • GayOldLady

      I’m convinced that most people who voted for Trump did so because he gave voice to their hatred. Xenophobia, racism, homophobia won in 2016, Trump was just the standard bearer.

      • Câl

        “Xenophobia, racism, homophobia won in 2016”, but overriding those was misogyny. The way Clinton was treated would never have happened to a man. From the UK this seemed unbelievable as we always believed the propaganda that the USA was a civilised country- we have learned differently (and I speak as a Brit who has learned uncomfortable truths about my own people in the last 18 months)

        • GayOldLady

          You’re totally right! I said from the beginning that the biggest thing that hurt Hillary was misogyny. Even on our side the misogyny was so thick you could stir it. And the women who voted against Hillary, even after it was apparent that Trump was/is a sexual predator and a pathological liar, demonstrated that too many women in the U.S. are reluctant to stand up for other women and still bend to the gender codes created by men.

          Europe is leaps and bounds ahead of the U.S. in this regard, perhaps because Women have led countries in Europe for centuries via the monarchy, so accepting women in power came easier for Europe.

        • JCF

          You’re both right! }-p

    • Todd20036

      I started missing him November 10, 2016.

    • Blake J Butler

      The EC, white trash, banana republicans, latte liberals with their protest votes.

      Keep in mind this is the country that voted for Obama twice, but did actually vote for Dubya once. And there is a shit ton of selfishness and greed from the right and the left with what they wanted from last year.

      Shit that wasn’t gonna happen really, versus spoiled bitches staying home or doing a protest vote because your candidate lost the primary.

    • Cattleya1

      Someone on here called last January 20th the ‘denaugurationu’ – it is an apt and very sad truism.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    OK. Here’s my first “what the fuck’s wrong with him?” of the day. The sad thing is that there’s usually more than one.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      There’s not enough “what the fuck’s wrong with him?”‘s to get through most days. Fuck You’s! are drying up quick as well.

  • DaddyRay

    If Trump can’t handle the logistics of a Humanitarian effort, how can he possibly be expected to be Commander-in-Cheif of a the military overseeing wars

    • bsinps

      I think the word “Humanitarian” is a highly over his cognitive abilities.

  • Spongebob CrankyPants

    A$$ hole.

  • Clive Johnson
  • Bluto
    • Todd20036

      Tiny hands, fat stomach, clueless attitude.
      Yup, nailed it.

    • yes b’y

      does that mouth look like an asshole or what?

      • vorpal 😼

        When it makes noises, could you tell the difference?

        • yes b’y

          LOL

      • JCF

        Somehow, I think that’s intentional… ;-/

    • Uncle Mark

      I’m trying figure out which direction he’s flying…forward or backwards. I guess it all depends upon which orifice he farts through

  • Harveyrabbit
    • ultragreen

      This is a real tweet from Trump? Yikes!

      • Harveyrabbit

        It isn’t but it could be. He’s certainly thinking it.

  • Dale082

    Just when I think that I can’t possibly hate this sad sack of shit any more than I already do …

    • William

      There’s always tomorrow.

      • JCF

        You’re only a day away.

  • Jmdintpa

    Again I say over and over does anyone think we’re going to get out of this peacefully without Americans killing Americans and bloodshed around streets because if you do you’re living in denial prepare yourself now for what’s to come in this country

  • Taylor Bixler

    A new low every day. Hell every hour almost. Mueller can’t work fast enough…

    • Jmdintpa

      Mueller’s not going to do a damn thing we all know that fascist do not leave power because of indictments impeachments or elections. history shows us what we’re going to have to do to make this man leave

  • lymis

    if we were dealing with a sane and rational president and a Congress that had any interest in doing its job, I could see a serious case made by serious people that we need to fine tune FEMA as, essentially “first responders” and then create some sort of WPA system for ongoing disaster recovery once the situation has been stabilized, especially if they were designed to be experts in infrastructure like power plants, water systems and hospital construction. No, FEMA shouldn’t be seen as open-ended. But there has to be something to pick up when FEMA has done its initial job.

    And FEMA needs to include mobile hospitals and mobile major power generation and water purification systems.

    Given the fact that it’s clear that we’ll have more and more natural disasters – and likely more and more terrorist disasters – we need to take that sort of thing seriously.

    But for now, let’s work on just keeping these people ALIVE.

  • Matt

    Wow, what an asshole. If nothing else has proved it before, this absolutely does.

  • Alex Polkovsky

    The ass holishness burns.

    One glimmer of a reasonably functional president who is darker than a hamburger bun, and the Confederacy puts in the worst white man. The absolute worst.

    Take it from President Lyndon B. Johnson:

    “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”

  • Taylor Bixler

    And kudos due to John Kelly on continuing to “separate us from chaos”. Well except all those times chaos is awake and tweeting.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Rachel Maddow’s report last night on conditions in Puerto Rico almost made me cry.

    • JackFknTwist

      90% of island without power and without potable water. People dying of bacterial infections from water.

      Relief aid must refuse to obey Trump/turd if he orders a withdrawal !

      The International Red Cross may be needed.

      • ByronK

        Send in the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Engineers Without Boarders, CARE, Oxfam – basically any international relief agency that can help them if Trump won’t. Humiliate the fuck out of him. Are we going to have to start “adopting” Puerto Rican children through sponsorship?

        • JackFknTwist

          Asylum seekers should apply to:
          The Department of Foreign Affairs,
          St. Stephen’s Green,
          Dublin 2
          Ireland.
          Your application for asylum or Refugee Status will be dealt with.
          You will get an allowance and ‘direct provision’ pending determination of your application.

      • William

        There are SEVEN patients on the hospital ship Comfort.

        • Bad Tom

          It should be seven hundred.

    • William

      Rachel was close to tears last night.

  • mikeinftl

    They should relocate the White House to PR.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Let’s be clear, the fucking moron threat is nothing but his feel of impotency against one feisty mayor of Puerto Rico. He never likes it when a pussy has the gall to bite back.

    • cleos_mom

      Which explains his support among conservative white wimminz.

      • bambinoitaliano

        The so call women liberation is barely a window dressing as is race equality. What we are currently experiencing is the racists and sexists(including homophobes) being embolden to come out of their collective closets. Otherwise we would not witnessing daily sexual assault news on women and shooting of black men by the police institution. A just society does not display such common symptoms on a daily basis. The onslaught of sexism Hillary taken during last election is beyond political attacks. The so call glass ceiling is shatter proof that women are still living under. White women being powerful is nothing but a status quo like mannequin display on a dress shop. We know who are the “wizards” behind the curtain pulling the strings.

        • cleos_mom

          The reference to conservative white wimminz was in response to the your reference to pussies without the gall to fight back.

          And no, in no realm of reality as we know it is ‘90% of the world’s wealth in the hands of white women.’ (Not that you ever implied that; I’ve been hearing it for decades and it’s jawdroppingly inane.)

  • motordog

    Never EVER say this moron can’t sink any lower…you will certainly be mistaken.

    • RoFaWh

      He’s a barrel with no bottom.

  • BartmanLA

    He’s also tweeted today that he’s going to stand with Texas and Florida “forever” to see them rebuild and restore. Abandoning Puerto Rico is nothing more than a racist slap in the face to the millions that live there and telling them to go pound sand, simply because they can’t vote and re-elect him in 2020, he’s just trying to kill off the people he see’s that are not “white” and can do him any good financially or electorally. When will Congress wake the hell up and do something about this madman and remove him from office before he completely destroys this country?????

    • cleos_mom

      Well, remember — those states gave him their electoral votes last November. He’s not likely to have forgotten Puerto Rico’s picking “Little Marco” during the primaries.

    • canoebum

      He and his wealthy friends want the island to be mostly abandoned so they can buy up as much of it as possible on the cheap. Once rich, white men own most of the land and it becomes ripe for development, everything will be fixed without delay.

  • Pete Wascher

    such a sad man. who would have thought two years ago a u.s. president would say such things. well, he’s triggering a mass exodus to florida where they’ll vote and change a swing state to democrat.

  • Silver Badger

    He forgets just how much power he doesn’t have.

  • Pete Wascher

    how long before trump’s approval rating goes below 30%? mueller, god speed your work.

  • BobSF_94117

    Why does the press continue to portray those 50 assholes who came to worship Trump and collect a roll of paper towels as anything but a hand-picked cadre of pro-Trump, Evangelical loons?

  • TimJ

    Winning!

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    The orange one is a totally disgusting person.

  • Halou

    That’s a Gish Gallop of bullshit right there.

    1. Other states have survived hurricanes too, yet they are still being given all the aid they would ever want, need, or ask for with no preconditions or expiration dates.

    2. Why should the island’s financial situation be used as justification for letting the people who live there die off?

    3. Who the fuck is Sharyl Attkisson, and what makes her more qualified to speak about Puerto Rico than the people who are there fighting for their lives?

    4. I highly doubt that before the hurricane 89% of the island lacked electricity, with large areas lacking clean water or other things necessary to support human life.

    5. Since when was it the job of Congress, the legislature, to take executive action? This is basic level separation of powers.

    6. Who in the world has said they want FEMA and the military to remain on the island indefinitely? Or is this just another example of the Precedent calling racial minorities “lazy” and accusing them of wanting everything to be done for them?

    • ChrisMorley

      Sharyl Attkisson is a US mainland Sunday TV program host, who is one of those “expert” “best people” tRump promised to use.

      https://twitter.com/SharylAttkisson/status/918473514914664448

      • JCF

        “Today’s propagandists’ responses to @realDonaldTrump tweet about my upcoming Sunday cover story @FullMeasureNews is textbook from “The Smear.”

        Every Single Thing about this sentence:

        http://cdn1.transfermetodvd.com/Projector.gif

    • Bad Tom

      It’s been less than one month after the hurricane in PR. How is that “forever”?

  • The_Wretched

    What an utter immoral abomination. Where is the condemnation from the followers of Christ about this asshole’s shear indifference to suffering?

    • Vista-Cruiser

      Followers of Christ believe it’s their obligation to CAUSE as much suffering as possible.

  • Gene Perry

    This guy is just nuts. No impulse control at all. Toddler-in-Chief.

  • billbear1961

    So now he’s holding U.S. citizens hostage, threatening to abandon them?

    This is already a CRIME.

    If he goes through with his threat, the evil bastard should be IMPEACHED.

  • Scott MB

    Maybe those millions you spent golfing every weekend could have gone to help PR?! Maybe you should be paying back the taxpayers for your lavish expenditure, you know the same things you bitched about when Obama took a couple of weekends off. You have now taken more vacation time than any president EVER or than any worker anywhere in the world. You are nothing but a leach, a welfare rat, pig sucking at the tit of the American coffers for your own pleasure.

  • William

    Is Trump certifiable yet?

    • RoFaWh

      I suspect he’s been certifiable for quite a few years now.

    • Ann Kah

      We have known since before the election that the emperor has no clothes. It’s taken this long for some in the GOP to admit it.

  • JWC
  • juanjo54

    Meanwhile thousands of Puerto Ricans are leaving the island and moving their families to Florida and some other states. Estimated new Puerto Rican residents in Florida are estimated at over 100,000 and growing every day. Nonpartisan agencies monitoring population growth in Florida say that in 3 years Puerto Ricans will overtake Cubans as the largest Hispanic population in that state. Also pointed out is that virtually all these people are pissed at Trump and the Republicans for the government response to the hurricanes. Donny is tone deaf. Gov. Skeletor in Florida is not tone deaf and he has been allocating large blocks of state resources to help the new arrivals. The only thing he hasn’t done is offer new arrival sponge cake and coffee when they deplane in Orlando.

    You might recall that one reason the Cubans have supported the Republicans in elections, especially in Florida, has been their hatred for Kennedy over what they term his betrayal at the Bay of Pigs. Last election, Trump won Florida by around 110,000 votes. A couple hundred thousand pissed off Borincuas voting in 2020 could make a major shift in Florida politics.

    • KarenAtFOH

      I’m glad they are coming here to be safe, but I worry that if they leave their homes for an extended period of time, trump and his vulture capitalist buddies will steal their land and homes in PR.

  • KarenAtFOH

    As one who just went 12 days without power in Irma, I’m trembling with anxiety and rage at this shithead of a president. Even I can’t fully fathom what they are going through over there, and trump has the fucking gall to pull his meager aid crumbs. FUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!

  • ultragreen

    Trump is acting more like Caligula or Nero everyday. I’m starting to think he won’t be very supportive of disaster relief for the wildfire damage in California either because it supported Clinton.

    • KarenAtFOH

      Has he tweeted even so much as a single word about it?

      • Menergy

        not that I’ve seen! despicable!

      • ultragreen

        Not that I’m aware of. However, I don’t use twitter.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Remember the conservative claim that the government doesn’t need to be humanitarian and that charitable churches would come in to fill the needs? What have the Big Christian Trump supporters done with these disasters? What has Falwell, Graham, Jeffress, Osteen and Paula White done? Or does helping the needy go at odds with prosperity doctrine?

    • Halou

      Olsteen shut his doors, because if he hadn’t he would have had filthy peasants staining all the fancy seats in his church, and they’d probably be stealing shit too.

    • JCF

      Not all Christianists teach prosperity doctrine, but all who teach prosperity doctrine are Christianists.

  • Ninja0980

    Drop dead already you POS.

  • Steven B
  • Steverino

    As usual, he’s in a narcissistic snit because that “nasty” brown woman mayor in PR didn’t kiss her Dear Leader’s fat orange ass.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      If Donald doesn’t get what Donald wants, your people will die of disease and starvation.

      Jut one of the things that makes him such a success.

  • RoFaWh

    What aid is this that Trump is going to pull back?

    • motordog

      No more beautiful, soft paper towels…no more ‘fun’ towel throwing parties.

  • Talisman

    Fucking evil moron.

  • JAKvirginia

    Conversely, you won’t be POTUS forever. Maybe not even one term. Maybe not even one year.

  • Professor Barnhardt
  • motordog

    If this comes to pass then every citizen of Puerto Rico should stop paying federal income taxes.

  • Piet

    People voted for this guy because he was a (successful?) businessman. Now he’s treating Puerto Rico like a corporate division to be shut down because it’s operating in the red, rather than as an indivisible part of the nation. I hope Congress puts a better cast to the situation, but considering what we see there lately I have my doubts.

  • Gregory In Seattle

    As if anyone still needed proof that 45 is a heartless monster.

  • Gianni

    it’s just Donnie being Donnie. The sinks ever lower.