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Puerto Rico is Trump’s ‘Katrina’ moment

The great and powerful Oz “Dear Leader” is off the rails again this morning, pissed that everyone is not bowing down before his magnificence and greatness and praising him with superlative adulations.

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Talking Points Memo reports Trump Attacks Critics Of Puerto Rico Aid Effort: ‘Politically Motivated Ingrates’:

President Donald Trump on Sunday renewed his attacks on “politically motivated ingrates” he claimed failed to recognize the United States’ relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

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Trump on Saturday blasted San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, whom he accused of “poor leadership ability,” as well as “others in Puerto Rico” who Trump claimed “want everything to be done for them.”

“The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump,” he tweeted.

On Saturday, she tweeted, “The goal is one: saving lives. This is the time to show our “true colors”. We cannot be distracted by anything else.”

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Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico begs for help: ‘We are dying here’ (Updated)

Our always insecure egomaniacal Twitter-troll-in-chief continues to focus on his administration’s “reviews” of its response to the humanitarian disaster in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, complaining that the press is insufficiently adulatory of “Dear Leader,”  while at the same time shifting blame for the inadequate relief response to the island citizens themselves.

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Dear Leader’s never-ending need for self-congratulation and adulation permeates his entire administration, including Elaine Duke, the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Secretary, who said Thursday the relief effort on the island is “a good news story” with necessary supplies being delivered and federal agencies working hard to distribute those goods.

Wow, was that ever tone-deaf and not at all reflective of the actual situation on the ground. Acting secretary Duke was forced to “clarify” and to walk back her misguided statement today. After criticism, acting homeland security chief admits humanitarian situation in Puerto Rico ‘is not satisfactory.

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulín Cruz, when told of Duke’s statement, was at first incredulous and then got angry. Video.

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Humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands is becoming Trump’s ‘Katrina’ (updated)

While our always insecure egomaniacal Twitter-troll-in-chief has been busy this past week race-baiting professional athletes to shore up his white nationalist base, Trump’s N.F.L. Critique a Calculated Attempt to Shore Up His Base, or tweeting taunts threatening to “totally destroy” North Korea bringing us closer to war, or blaming Sen. John McCain for his own failure to follow through on his campaign promise to repeal “Obamacare,” Donald Trump has largely been silent about the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

It was not until Monday night, after taking a beating on the cable news networks all day for his lack of empathy and attention to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Trump finally must have realized that residents of these islands are U.S. Citizens. Trump declares Puerto Rico is in ‘deep trouble’ as questions mount about his commitment:

President Trump, facing mounting questions about his commitment to Puerto Rico’s recovery, took to Twitter on Monday night, saying the U.S. territory is “in deep trouble,” in part because of problems that predated Hurricane Maria.

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Monday night’s tweets were the first from Trump about Puerto Rico since Wednesday, when the hurricane made landfall and Trump declared “we are with you.”

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