Racist Negligence

Trump's Racist Negligence Killed ~ 4,500+ Latino Americans, in Puerto Rico.

2017-09-20: Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico

The Direct Death Toll of Hurricane Maria was reported to be only 64.

Hurricane Maria was a deadly Category 5 hurricane that devastated Dominica, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico in September 2017.

It is regarded as the worst natural disaster on record to affect those islands and is also the deadliest Atlantic hurricane since Jeanne in 2004.

2017-09-28: Retired Lt. Gen. Honore publicly stated Puerto Rico Needs Federal Help

Again, at this time; the Direct Death Toll of Hurricane Maria was reported to be only 64.

Retired Lt. Gen. Honore served as the 33rd commanding general of the U.S. First Army at Fort Gillem, Georgia. He is best known for serving as commander of Joint Task Force Katrina responsible for coordinating military relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina.

2017-09-28 CNN: Retired General Gets Fired Up Over Puerto Rico Response, "That’s Bull Shit"

 

2017-09-28 KATC: Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore: Trump doesn't care about people of color

2017-09-29 CBS: Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore slams government's Puerto Rico relief effort

Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, who was in charge of the recovery effort after Hurricane Katrina, does not share that same view.

2017-10-27 MSNBC: Russell Honore: President Donald Trump's Cabinet Has Let Down The People Of Puerto

Lt. Gen. Russell Honore (Ret.) managed the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Now he's calling on the Trump administration to step up it's response to the crisis in Puerto Rico and to better coordinate relief efforts.

For a Month Retired Lt. Gen. Honore had been publicly stating Puerto Rico Needs Federal Help

But Trump Neglected to follow Retired Lt. Gen. Honore's advise.

Trump Neglected to instruct FEMA, or the Military, to Help address Puerto Rico Needs

Trump Neglected to instruct FEMA, or the Military, to provide the Necessary Emergency Responses needed to address Puerto Rico's Overwhelming Systemic Failures; such as the lack of drinking water, electricity, medical assistance, medical services, and medical supplies.

For months there was inadequate drinking water, electricity, medical assistance, medical services, and medical supplies.

Almost a year later; 33% were still without running water, 80% were without electricity, and many medical center had closed.

Trump withheld Disaster Relief Funds from Puerto Rico.

 Finally after almost 2 years later; Trump finally signed a Disaster Relief Bill which includes funding for Puerto Rico.

Trump's Negligence Killed Upwards of 4,500 Latino Americans, in Puerto Rico.

With some estimates putting the Total Death Toll as High as 5,000

I believe Trump's Negligence is Racially based.

Trump's Racist Negligence Killed an estimated 4,5000 Latino Americans, in Puerto Rico.

With some estimates putting the Total Death Toll as High as 5,000

Criminal Negligent Homicide

I believe Trump's Negligence, which resulted in an estimated 4,500 Latino Americans Dying in Puerto Rico, would be considered Criminal Negligent Homicide.

And I believe Trump's Negligence is Racially Based.

2017-11-30 NowThis: Through Our Eyes: Life in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

* Nearly TWO (2) months after Hurricane Maria:

about 60% of U.S. Puerto Rican citizens do not have electricity, &

FEMA & Insurance Claims are not being awarded.

 

Here's a glimpse at what life is like in post-hurricane Puerto Rico, where American citizens are still without clean water, food, or electricity.

NowThis News examines Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in the latest installment of Through Our Eyes.

There's no denying that life in Puerto Rico was difficult after Hurricane Maria.

The Puerto Rico hurricane devastated much of the country. In the aftermath, the Puerto Rico mayor of San Juan had public onflict with President Trump and Puerto Rico news was everywhere.

Life in Puerto Rice after Maria is documented in this NowThis Media report.

2017-12-15 MSNBC: Puerto Rico Still Without Power Three Months After Hurricane Maria

* Nearly THREE (3) months after Hurricane Maria:

33% of U.S. Rico is still without power; &

FEMA & Insurance Claims are not being awarded.

 

Bloomberg’s Monte Reel talks about his report on the Puerto Rico recovery efforts and why areas are still without power.

2017-12-16 PBS: Thousands of Puerto Ricans still in the dark, three months after Hurricane Maria

* Nearly THREE (3) months after Hurricane Maria:

33% of U.S. Puerto Rico is still without power; &

FEMA & Insurance Claims are not being awarded.

 

A new interactive report from the Washington Post takes a close look at how the shortage of electricity continues to dramatically impact life for the 3.4 million U.S. citizens who live there.

Arelis Hernández, a reporter on the story, joins Hari Sreenivasan with more.

2017-12-28 CNN: Puerto Ricans endure 3 months without power

* Nearly THREE (3) months after Hurricane Maria:

33% of U.S. Puerto Rico is still without power, &

FEMA & Insurance Claims are not being awarded.

 

It has been three months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, and many residents still do not have power. CNN's Leyla Santiago reports.

2018-03-16 CNN: Puerto Ricans are still dying six months after hurricane

* Nearly SIX (6) months after Hurricane Maria: 

Americans in Puerto Rico are still DYING,

120,000 American in Puerto Rico are still without power,

FEMA & Insurance Claims are not being awarded.

 

It's been nearly six months since Hurricane Maria. Its howling winds, which topped 150 mph, long have dissipated.

The storm that battered Puerto Rico on September 20 before hooking northward into the Atlantic is a memory.

Yet, in this US commonwealth, people are still dying in Maria's wake.

That's especially true of those who lack basic services like electricity.

2018-05-01 Guardian: Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria: 'We're American, too, why don't they help?

 * Nearly SIX (6) months after Hurricane Maria:

120,000 Americans in Puerto Rico are still without power, &

FEMA & Insurance Claims are not being awarded.

 

More than six months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover from the devastation.

Thousands of homes and businesses have no electricity and are waiting for insurance payouts. Frontline services are being denied aid, forcing many to close down.

As US citizens, Puerto Ricans say Donald Trump and his government have done little to help. As a new hurricane season looms, locals are struggling to prepare

2018-05-31 CNN: Rosie Perez: We're treating Puerto Rico like crap

* Nearly EIGHT (8) months after Hurricane Maria:

Rosie Perez asserts estimates that 4,600 Puerto Rican American Died.

 

Actress Rosie Perez says she is saddened that Americans are paying more attention to Roseanne Barr than the thousands of "neighbors" in Puerto Rico who have died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

2018-07-16 Frontline: Blackout in Puerto Rico

* Nearly NINE (9) months after Hurricane Maria:

33% without running water,

80% without power,

Puerto Rico needs ONLY Seven (7) generators, and none are provided,

FEMA & Insurance Claims are not being awarded.

 

An in-depth look at why Puerto Rico was left struggling to survive after Hurricane Maria.

FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, examining how the federal response, Wall Street and years of neglect have left the island struggling to survive.

2018-08-27 Michigan Online: Searching for Answers: Puerto Rico & Hurricane Maria

* Nearly ELEVEN (11) months after Hurricane Maria:

some hospitals, healthcenters, pharmacies are closed.

FEMA & Insurance Claims are still not being awarded.

 

This documentary is a perspective on the humanitarian and economic crisis facing Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane María.

A team from the University of Michigan’s Office of Academic Innovation, led by investigative journalist Will Potter, travelled to Puerto Rico in June of 2018 to examine the challenges of post-María Puerto Rico and to reveal the complex layers behind the island’s road to recovery.

What they found both clarified and complicated the common narrative surrounding Puerto Rico’s recovery. It is directed by filmmaker Sean Curtis Patrick, an artist known for his experimental music videos.

This is his first documentary. "Searching for Answers..." is a personal, on-the-ground reflection of the U-M team’s experiences on the island. This film is only a single part of a larger project...

2018-09-16 CNN: Ocasio-Cortez: Puerto Ricans treated like second-class citizens

* Nearly TWELVE (12) months after Hurricane Maria:

Ocasio-Cortez asserts "Puerto Rico received a fraction of the Federal Response & Recovery Support".

 

US House Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to President Donald Trump's claims that much of the deaths in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria were due to the failing of the local government by saying that there is a systematic problem with how the US treats its citizen in Puerto Rico.

2018-09-18 NowThis: The Mayor of San Juan Has a Message for Donald Trump: This Isn't About You

* Nearly TWELVE (12) months after Hurricane Maria:

documents that FEMA had stockpiles of water, while Puerto Rican American were in need of water.

  

The Mayor of San Juan to President Trump: This isn't about you, it's about the 3,000 people who died.

San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto wants Trump to know that the hurricanes that happened in Puerto Rico aren’t about him.

“What kind of person gives themselves a grade or a pat on the back when there’s a humanitarian crisis where 3,000 people have died,” she asked. “If that is his idea of success, God help us.”

An independent study raised Hurricane Maria’s official death toll to nearly 3,000. Citing no evidence, Trump recently claimed that the study was a fraud. He tweeted, “3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico.

When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from six to 18 deaths…” He continued to tweet, “This was a done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico.”

New images also reveal an untouched stockpile of water in Ceiba, Puerto Rico left behind by FEMA in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. “There’s this famous picture of people writing S.O.S, we need water and food. And 36 minutes nearby, there was enough water,” said Cruz Soto. “That is about a million bottles of water.”

2018-09-27 NowThis: Bronx President Rubén Díaz Jr. on Puerto Rico One Year After Hurricane Maria

* TWELVE (12) months after Hurricane Maria:

Bronx President Ruben Diaz asserts:

"Hospitals are without equipment, Trump has turned his back on 3.5 Million Amerians, this is Governmental Ineptitude or Intentilnal Governmental Neglect."

 

'Blood is on the hands of this president.' — The Bronx Borough president on Puerto Rico one year after Hurricane Maria.

2019-01-17 MSNBC: President Donald Trump Tried Withholding Disaster Relief Funds From Puerto Rico

* Nearly SIXTEEN (16) months after Hurricane Maria:

Trump stated "he did not want a single $ going to Puerto Rico",

Trump downplays the Total Death Toll, and downplays the need for support.

  

"Not content to simply throw paper towels at the people of Puerto Rico's suffering," says Chris Hayes, "Donald Trump has been working actively from the White House to make things worse."

2019-03-27 CNN: Trump takes swipe at Puerto Rico disaster relief aid again

* Nearly EIGHTEEN (18) months after Hurricane Maria:

Trump Lies & Inflates the Financial Assistance Puerto Rico received. 

 

President Donald Trump, in a closed-door meeting with Senate Republicans, again took a swipe at Puerto Rico's fiscal management and the size of its disaster relief, according to senators in the room.

2019-03-27 MSNBC: San Juan Mayor On Trump Complaining About Puerto Rico Funding

* Nearly EIGHTEEN (18) months after Hurricane Maria:

Trump downplays the Total Death Toll, and downplays the need for support.

Trump stated "he did not want a single $ going to Puerto Rico".

San Juan Mayer asserts that "9 days after Hurrican Maria hit: $100 Million sent to Texas & Florida, with only $6 Million being sent to Puerto Rico;

with 30,000 rescue workers sent to Texas and 16,000 rescue workers sent to Florida; with only 10,000 rescure workers sent to Puerto Rico."

 

As Puerto Rico continues the difficult recovery from that storm a year and a half ago, the President reportedly thinks the island is getting too much help.

2019-04-02 PBS: Why federal aid for struggling Puerto Rico remains a political battle

* Nearly EIGHTEEN (18) months after Hurricane Maria:

Trump states: "They do not know how to spend the money and they are not spending it wisely."

Trump Lies & Inflates the Federal Aid to Puerto Rico: "Puerto Rico received $91 Billion"; when in fact they only received $11 Billion, while Katrina received $120 Billion.

 

A wide-ranging disaster relief bill failed in the Senate Monday due to a disagreement about federal aid for Puerto Rico.

Meanwhile, the island territory is struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria's damaging blow a year and a half ago.

Lisa Desjardins reports on the stalled legislation, and John Yang talks to Associated Press reporter Danica Coto about what’s at stake for Puerto Rico's people.

2019-05-10 NowThis: Trump Caught in Big Lie About Puerto Rico at Florida Rally

* Nearly TWENTY (20) months after Hurricane Maria:

Trump Lies & Inflates the Federal Aid to Puerto Rico: "Puerto Rico received $91 Billion".

 

‘I have a great relationship with the people of Puerto Rico.’ — Trump said Puerto Rico has received nearly 10 times more money for disaster relief than it actually has.

In US news, President Trump was caught in another Trump lie, this time at the Trump Florida Rally 2019 he claimed that Puerto Ricans received $91 billion in federal aid money after Hurricane Maria.

In reality, the Trump fact check is that Puerto Rico received just $11 billion to deal with the Puerto Rico crisis post Hurricane Maria.

Congress has not yet approved the $91B figure. Death toll numbers are another result of the storm Trump likes to dispute.

Trump denies over 3,000 people died in the Hurricane Maria aftermath. Many leaders in Puerto Rico have spoken out against Trump and the Trump administration including the San Juan Mayor.

No this isn't a news satire comedy show, in almost every Donald Trump rally and Trump speech you can hear some Trump lies.

2019-05-21 NowThis: Trump's Big Lie About Puerto Rico Busted by Gov Rosselló

* TWENTY-ONE (21) months after Hurricane Maria:

Trump Lies & Inflates the Federal Aid to Puerto Rico: "Puerto Rico received $91 Billion".

 

Trump keeps claiming that he gave $91 billion for Hurricane Maria relief — but Puerto Rico's governor Ricardo Rosselló is setting the record straight.

In US news and political news, President Trump is being called out by Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello.

President Trump lies often, but recently he's been claiming that Puerto Rico got $91 billion from the Trump administration and US government in Hurricane Maria relief to help with the Puerto Rico crisis.

This is not true. Places like San Juan, Puerto Rico were thrust into darkness after Hurricane Maria.

While a Trump national emergency was necessary for the southern border, there's a Trump Puerto Rico feud over resources.

The Trump fact check here comes courtesy of PR Governor Ricardo Rosselló.

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