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.
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.
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.”
For an excellent analysis of the Trump administration’s slow response to the humanitarian disaster in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, see the Washington Post article that Trump is alluding to as “fake news” (which is anything that does not comport to the alternate reality narrative that he is trying to establish, i.e., the real fake news). Lost weekend: How Trump’s time at his golf club hurt the response to Maria.
With the season premier of Saturday Night Live last night, Donald Trump’s Kanye West moment has arrived (“George Bush doesn’t care about black people“.) Crooks and Liars reports, SNL’s Michael Che Rips ‘Cheap Cracker’ Trump Over Botched Puerto Rican Response:
SNL’s Colin Jost and Michael Che didn’t pull any punches with their criticism of Donald Trump and his response to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico during the opening of their Weekend Update segment.
Watch the video.
JOST: Well, after President Trump was criticized for a terrible response to Hurricane Maria, [Saturday] morning he finally gave the people of Puerto Rico what they needed most – a bunch of tweets straight up calling them lazy. Trump says the people of Puerto Rico “want everything to be done for them.” Then he told his caddy to repair his divot and drive him to the next hole.
Hey, Trump always said he was going to get things done faster than any other president, and now I believe him, because it took George W. Bush five years to get his Katrina.
Meanwhile, rapper Pitbull has loaned out his private jet to help rescue people in Puerto Rico. Wow, if only Donald Trump knew someone with a private jet. How is the president of the United States worse at humanitarian aid than Pitbull? And you know Pitbull was doing it while also featuring on four different tracks and hosting foam parties for Bud Light.
Trump is busy doing the real work, making excuses while half explaining what an island is. Just watch.
TRUMP: This is an island, surrounded by water, big water, ocean water.
JOST: What are you talking about? It’s not a treacherous journey. It’s Puerto Rico. Not Skull Island. Cruise ships full of retired aunts go there all the time. I think Trump is working of one of those old sailor maps with sea monsters on it.
CHE: After the Mayor of San Juan criticized the government’s Puerto Rican relief efforts President Trump attacked her on twitter saying, “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.”
Oh really Donald? You bitch. Was she nasty to you? How nasty? Are you shaking? Do you want to smoke a Virginia Slim until your hand stops moving? This isn’t a complicated, man, it’s hurricane relief. These people need help.
You just did this for white people, twice. Do the same thing. Go, tell Melania to put on her flood heels. Get some bottled water, some food, pack up some extra Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl t-shirts, write a them a check with our money, you cheap cracker.
You know, in one month you have mishandled Puerto Rico, DACA, the NFL. It’s like when anybody darker than your golf pants has a problem you are thinking how can I make this worse.
In addition to attacking the victims of a hurricane and the media for reporting on the actual conditions on the ground, rather than singing the praises of “Dear Leader,” our white-supremacist-in-chief is also once again attacking NFL players protesting police violence against African-Americans and Trump’s failure to condemn white supremacists. For second weekend, Trump calls on NFL players to stand during anthem.
Donald Trump has spent substantially more time criticizing black athletes for engaging in these silent peaceful protests — a protected First Amendment right — than he has spent condemning white supremacists, the core of his base supporters to whom this attack on NFL players is calculated to shore up. As Trump’s press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders admitted by way of a freudian slip, “this is a black and white matter.”