FEMA has yet to authorize full disaster help for Puerto Rico. Federal disaster aid for Puerto Rico isn’t foreign aid — but Trump acts that way. Trump is wrong: Puerto Rico will take years to recover. The government’s response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico — and how Americans perceive it — perfectly illustrates how President Trump puts his administration on the defense by failing to tame his tweets. Trump’s capacity for cruelty will still amaze you: “I do not believe that any president ever has been so much of a colossal dick to his own citizens in word and deed as this president”. Which was worse for Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria or Hurricane Donald?

Tax-cutting House Republicans suddenly worry about the deficit when Puerto Rico needs help. Whatever the precise mix of motives, what’s happening in Puerto Rico is utterly shameful — and everyone who enables the regime perpetuating this shame shares part of the guilt.

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