Trump dismisses complaint of Puerto Rico reaction as ‘pretend information,’ spends afternoon staring at golfing


Puerto Rico, an American territory with over three million other folks, continues to be reeling from the have an effect on of Typhoon Maria.

As of Sunday, simply five % of the island has electric energy and most effective 14 % of the country’s mobile phone towers are running. Massive swaths of the island nonetheless lack consuming water. So much roadways are in shambles.

None of that, it seems that, has certain President Trump to switch his plans. On Sunday afternoon, he took Marine One from his golfing direction in Bedminster, New Jersey to any other golfing direction in New Jersey. He’s there to observe The President’s Cup, a staff festival among the most productive gamers in the USA and the arena (except for Europe).

On Saturday, after the Mayor of San Juan criticized the % of the reaction, Trump attacked the folk of Puerto Rico as lazy and ungrateful. “They would like the whole thing to be performed for them,” Trump stated in a chain of indignant tweets.

Trump insisted that any considerations relating to Puerto Rico have been the results of “Pretend Information” and “ingrates.” He particularly bragged that “all homes” had now been inspected.

The Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo A. Rosselló, had principally no concept what Trump used to be speaking approximately. “I’m now not acutely aware of such inspection. In fact, there are spaces of Puerto Rico which we haven’t actually gotten in touch. Most likely he used to be relating to a specific set of homes. I’m now not positive,” Rosselló stated.

The Washington Submit specified that Trump, holed up in his New Jersey golfing direction and distracted with the failure of Obamacare repeals and his escalating struggle with the NFL, failed to concentrate on Puerto Rico within the very important days after the Typhoon.

One week later, he’s again on the hyperlinks.

UPDATE: Trump devoted the golfing event trophy to the folk of Puerto Rico and others impacted via hurricanes.

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