Man Who Blocked Hurricane Relief For Puerto Rico Says He’s “The Best Thing That Ever Happened” To Them

The Independent reports:

Donald Trump on Friday claimed he was the “best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico,” despite personally blocking funding to the U.S. territory for years, even as the island tried to rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017. “I have to say in a very nice way, very respectful way, I’m the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico,” Trump said during the afternoon press conference. “Nobody even close.”

In November 2018, nearly a year after Hurricane Maria decimated the island and took out its already ailing power grid, Trump told congressional leaders he didn’t want any more aid being sent, even though the island was still in bad shape and needed critical help in its recovery. Trump has also suggested that Puerto Ricans aren’t even Americans. Puerto Ricans have in fact been U.S. citizens since 1917.

Remember when Trump said he wanted to swap Puerto Rico for Greenland because its people are “dirty and poor”? Somebody obviously just told him there are a lot of Puerto Ricans living in Florida.