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Donald Trump is not ignoring Puerto Rico, just ask Puerto Rico Governor Rossello

September 26, 2017

  This post will include my only mention of the NFL deflection (I hope) because I am boycotting the boycott, I refuse to let politics get in the way of my few hours of enjoyment on Sunday afternoons because the media and the President (for different reasons) tell me I am supposed to be outraged. If I am outraged at all I am outraged at so many Americans being so easily distracted by the media deflection.

  The mainstream media and the liberals on social media are now trying to claim that Hurricane Maria is Donald Trump’s “Katrina” because he is so engrossed in tweeting about the NFL that he is ignoring Puerto Rico, but nothing could be further from the truth. Here is more:

We are seeing the beginning of a concerted attempt to turn the crisis in Puerto Rico into “Trump’s Katrina.” And, as T. Becket Adams points out, those responsible aren’t even being subtle about it. All of a sudden, we have new talking points: Trump is ignoring Puerto Rico! Trump hates brown people! Trump doesn’t even know that Puerto Ricans are Americans!

 This is unfair. Indeed, when pushed, the critique seems more to be that Trump isn’t tweeting about Puerto Rico (and then, when he does tweet, that he shouldn’t be tweeting, or that he should tweet differently, or that the timing of his tweets was wrong, or that he shouldn’t push back on Twitter against the idea that he doesn’t care about the island). But tweeting does not a rescue operation make, and until about five minutes ago, everyone in America seemed to know that. 

  There are five links in the block quote above to back up these claims which for some reason do not show up in my post, if you wish to see them please visit the link I provided. Anyway: Puerto Rico’s governor, a Democrat, painted a different picture when he was interviewed by PBS:

JOHN YANG: Governor, are you getting all the aid you need or getting it fast enough from the states?

GOV. RICARDO ROSSELLO: First of all, we are very grateful for the administration. They have responded quickly.

 The president has been very attentive to the situation, personally calling me several times. FEMA and the FEMA director have been here in Puerto Rico twice. As a matter of fact, they were here with us today, making sure that all the resources in FEMA were working in conjunction with the central government.

We have been working together. We have been getting results. The magnitude of this catastrophe is enormous. This is going to take a lot of help, a lot of collaboration. So, my call is to congressmen and congresswomen to take action quickly and conclusively with an aid package for Puerto Rico.

He, and other officials, did not stop there:

On Saturday, Politico reported that the governor was impressed by the federal government’s planning, which was unusually robust:

Rossello and other officials praised the federal government for planning its response in detail before the storm hit, a contrast with what Puerto Rico has long seen as the neglect of 3.4 million Americans living in a territory without a vote in Congress or the electoral college. “This is the first time we get this type of federal coordination,” said Resident Commission Jenniffer Gonzalez, Puerto Rico’s non-voting representative in Washington.

  According to Governor Rossello the government planning has never been “more robust” and it contrasts the “neglect” the American territory has seen in the past. This is quite striking in contrast to the way the Trump administration is being portrayed in the mainstream media and by liberals on social media.

 And then there is the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz:

This morning, the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz, echoed Rossello’s sentiments. As NBC reports, Cruz called into CNN to share “harrowing details of rescue efforts in her city,” and to “[praise] the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s ‘great job’ and ‘logistics help.’”

  Of course the exact opposite is being reported by the media, as well as being promulgated by the liberals on social media, who are searching desperately to find an outrage where there is none. The only outrage is the falsity of the Puerto Rico outrage.

 Kellyanne Conway took quite a bit of heat several months ago for saying the White House was using “alternative facts” but is that not what is happening now with the media and the liberals on social media?

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 27, 2017 4:26 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 27, 2017 5:30 am

      Thanks!

      Like

      • September 27, 2017 6:01 am

        You’re welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. September 27, 2017 2:05 pm

    While living in a world of liars and deceivers it’s difficult to know what to think sometimes, esp. when our decisions can be so manipulated, along with our “emotions” and our reasoning, when based on perspectives of right and wrong which are in flux and twisted. If we were to ban ‘that type of thinking’ what would remain?
    This young man has some comments about these “distractions”:

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    • September 27, 2017 6:51 pm

      This guy nailed it! The NFL and sports are the new bread and circuses of the Roman empire if you let it consume you. I like to watch football to take my mind off things for a few hours, and as this guy said, this is not a bad thing if you do not let it become what you are most concerned about. Cicero nailed it all those years ago! I was not aware of the Illuminati connection to the NFL but I guess I should not be surprised. Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

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      • September 28, 2017 1:25 am

        Yes, pretty interesting. Glad you liked it 😊

        Liked by 1 person

  3. September 27, 2017 6:01 pm

    Not to worry. Hillary tweeted for Trump to send the Navy and I am sure all will be fine now…of course she didn’t do so well with her sending any help to Benghazi. But this will work out swell.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 27, 2017 6:52 pm

      Phew, I am glad she is on top of this! I feel better now! 😉 Benghazi? What is Benghazi? 😉

      Liked by 1 person

      • September 27, 2017 7:39 pm

        Grin 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

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