Monday Open Thread | San Juan’s mayor appealed to the United Nations for help while Trump went golfing

As storm-ravaged Puerto Rico struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria, Donald Trump made an unscheduled trip to his golf resort in Virginia on Saturday, marking his 69th golf trip since taking office in January 2017.

The golf outing is just the latest in a series of negligent actions by Trump in the wake of Hurricane Maria, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in nearly a century. The storm made a direct hit on the island, destroying local infrastructure and leaving the entire island without electricity.

Nearly three weeks later, 90 percent of Puerto Ricans are still without power and about half don’t have access to drinking water.

But instead of offering assistance to the island — an American territory, the residents of which are United States citizens — Trump responded to the natural disaster by lashing out at victims of the hurricane and sending angry tweets at the mayor of San Juan, who has issued a series of increasingly desperate pleas asking the president for help.

Saturday, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz sent a tweet begging the U.S. government to provide clean drinking water to residents of the island. In an unprecedented move, the mayor of an American city had to appeal to the United Nations for help because our own government has failed to respond to the crisis.

Trump hasn’t acknowledged the tweet, likely because he was too busy golfing to notice.
Saturday’s golf outing is the 69th day Trump has spent on the golf course and the 89th day spent on a Trump property since taking office 261 days ago — meaning that he has spent more than 25 percent of his presidency on a golf course.

Last weekend, after spending two days attacking Cruz’s leadership, Trump capped off his weekend of golfing by attending a golf trophy ceremony. He even banned the media from covering his golf outings to try to hide just how much time he’s spending on the links rather than at his desk.

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46 Responses to Monday Open Thread | San Juan’s mayor appealed to the United Nations for help while Trump went golfing

  1. rikyrah says:

    Maddow heard from FEMA about that rural Puerto Rican town.

    FEMA said that it wasn’t their responsibility to deliver goods. That it was the Mayor ‘s responsibility.

    They are trying to kill these American citizens.

  2. rikyrah says:

    The Chefs can make it to Rural Puerto Rico…but NOT FEMA.

  3. rikyrah says:

    @shadowandact 10h10 hours ago
    Meet the black couple hosting HGTV’s new ‘Flip or Flop’ series

  4. rikyrah says:

    The Maddow segment from Friday about a rural town in Puerto Rico that FEMA says that they couldn’t get to because the ‘roads are blocked’.

    Yet…..the road is not blocked…


    I am becoming convinced that they are trying to kill those people in Puerto Rico.

    The Rachel Maddow Show 10/6/17
    Media accesses Puerto Rico roads FEMA won’t drive with aid
    Rachel Maddow shares exclusive footage of some roads in Puerto Rico that are clear and passable even though FEMA insists they are not and won’t use them to deliver help to victims of Hurricane Maria.

  5. Check email, ladies

    • eliihass says:

      It’s their wink and nod to the Alt-Right crowd..

      The nerve of her to not only have an opinion, but to actually share it..

      Can’t have that..

  6. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, 3 Chics Family.

    We’re not fooled by the latest escapades of the media. the foolish folks in this country voted for and support a SEXUAL PREDATOR to occupy our WHITE HOUSE. So Weinstein will pay the price for his deeds, yet, his nasty ass does not sit in the OVAL OFFICE leather.

    • eliihass says:

      Thank you..

      I caught a bit of Mika and Scarborough performing as usual earlier, and my eyes still hurt from rolling so hard ..for so long..

      The brazen hypocrisy is mind-blowing..

  7. Ametia says:

    So Harvey Weinstein’s sexual antics trumps 58 people being killed and 500 injured by domestic terrorist Stephen P. huh?

  8. rikyrah says:

    I am believing that they want to hurt the people of PR. I really do.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😐😐😐

  10. eliihass says:

    This is really sad..

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