Puerto Ricans protest against Donald Trump

This video says about itself:

Puerto Ricans Protest Trump’s Visit, Denounce Militarization Amid Lack of Aid Distribution

As President Trump travels to Puerto Rico two weeks after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria, we go to the island for an on-the-ground report. Democracy Now!‘s correspondent Juan Carlos Dávila traveled to the town of Utuado to speak with residents who have yet to get help other than a few bottles of water. He also joins us live in the capital San Juan from a protest against Trump‘s visit.

Trump Visits Hurricane-Battered Puerto Rico After Insult Tweets, Tells Officials That It Threw Budget ‘Out Of Whack’. Tensions are high after the president ripped into local officials’ criticism of his administration’s storm response: here.

6 thoughts on “Puerto Ricans protest against Donald Trump

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  2. At 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, my husband Jose called me from Puerto Rico to tell me our apartment was shaking. As he took shelter in the tub from Hurricane Maria we got disconnected. After five days with no communication from Miami I was fearing the worst—maybe he flew away in the hurricane, was trapped under cement, was hurt and couldn’t get help.

    When I finally spoke to Jose on Sunday, he told me he was without potable water, the apartment didn’t suffer damages, just water and sand. Sand! I live three blocks from the coastal line on the sixth floor. Maria had a lot of fury.

    A ship takes five days from Jacksonville to San Juan or any other port in Puerto Rico. If Panama, Venezuela, or our neighbor the Dominican Republic wanted to send in assistance, the Jones Act requires it to dock first in a US port, like Jacksonville, and then head over to Puerto Rico. My husband and many others cannot wait that long for aid.

    Please tell your member of Congress to extend Puerto Rico’s exemption from the Jones Act.

    The line to the supermarket was four streets long, no gasoline, no water, no electricity. One day after five hours on a line to enter the supermarket, when he was getting close to the entrance they closed because they ran out of diesel for the generator.

    Puerto Rico needs an extended exemption from the Jones Act to survive. Call your member of Congress today and tell them to extend the Jones Act exemption for Puerto Rico.

    Puerto Rico needs our held. Thank you for taking action.

    In solidarity,

    Miruxa Cardenas
    Our Revolution Puerto Rico


  3. Day 256 (October 3, 2017)

    In today’s issue: Trump visits Puerto Rico.

    Trump made his first visit to Puerto Rico today after the island suffered the devastation of Hurricane Maria, where he immediately began insulting the people of Puerto Rico and complaining about the cost to repair the island.
    Trump even said that “only” 16 died in this hurricane so Puerto Rico should be proud that it’s not as high of a death toll as a “real catastrophe” like Hurricane Katrina.
    Trump then went on to blame Puerto Ricans for the cost of repairing damage after the hurricane, saying, “I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, you’ve thrown our budget out of whack.”
    Trump THEN went on to throw paper towels to desperate Americans in the crowd like it was a sporting event before going on to meet victims and telling them to “have a good time.”
    To quote Ezra Klein: “For the record, it’s a problem that the President of the United States can’t do something as rhetorically simple as express sympathy in the aftermath of a natural disaster effectively.”


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