UPDATED (1:50 p.m. ET) to include comments from San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. Just when you think Donald Trump could not make more plain how much he doesn't care about Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which hit 3 weeks ago, he threatened to pull aid from the island territory in a Thursday morning tweet spasm. SEE ALSO: The 5 most inappropriate things Donald Trump said at a Puerto Rico disaster briefing In a trio of tweets, Trump implied there's a limit to how much he's willing to spend on aid for the U.S. territory while taking an opportunity to still lob a couple of insults at the island because, I don't know, that's what leaders do, I guess? "Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making." says Sharyl Attkisson. A total lack of..... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2017 ...accountability say the Governor. Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes. Congress to decide how … [Read more...] about Donald Trump threatens to take aid from Puerto Rico and, seriously, WTF
As Puerto Ricans continue struggling for access to food and water, in New Jersey on Sunday, President Trump dedicated the trophy of the President's Cup golf tournament to hurricane victims. SEE ALSO: Here's where Trump spent the past 10 days as Puerto Rico collapsed While presenting the trophy to U.S. team captain Steve Stricker, Trump, referring to hurricane victims, said, "We’re going to dedicate this trophy to all of those people that went through so much that we love, a part of our great state, really a part of our great nation." Congratulations to #TeamUSA🇺🇸🏆on your great @PresidentsCup victory! pic.twitter.com/fZeP1e9mo7 — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2017 In his statement, Trump continued to lament the the tragedy and damage wrought by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. But amidst the dedication, the president again emphasized the effectiveness of his administration's response. “On behalf of all of the people of … [Read more...] about President Trump thought dedicating a golf trophy to hurricane victims was a helpful idea
After President Trump tore into Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz on Twitter on Saturday morning, the mayor took to TV to briefly defend herself and advocate for the rest of the island. "This is what we have, it is one goal: it is to save lives," the mayor told MSNBC's Joy Reid. "I have no time for distractions. All I have is time for people to move forward and get help." Cruz's comments were part of a larger effort by the mayor to attract additional military and emergency resources to the devastated island. SEE ALSO: Rabbi in Puerto Rico pleads for help as congregation suffers on eve of Yom Kippur "What kind of Puerto Rican, what kind of a human would I be if I know of other mayors who had no water, no food and I just had my city taken care of?" Here's the full clip. #ICYMI-Mayor of San Juan @CarmenYulinCruz responds to #Trump tweets: I have no time for distractions… #AMJoy https://t.co/8nMFvfaRW2 — AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) September 30, 2017 Cruz had responded to the … [Read more...] about Mayor of San Juan responds to Trump: “We have one goal, it is to save lives”
We may all be able to take a temporary sigh of relief. When Twitter announced on Tuesday that the platform would be adding an additional 140 characters to tweets — giving users the option to compose 280-character messages in the future — everyone had the same fear: What will Donald Trump say with more characters? But if the president's Wednesday morning tweetstorm is any suggestion, Trump hasn't been upgraded to 280 characters yet. SEE ALSO: Twitter finally breaks silence on why it's never suspended President Trump Donald Trump used the microblogging platform to embark on one of his infamous morning rants on Wednesday, taking shots at Facebook as "anti-Trump," calling out Fake News, and posing the question of collusion between outlets like The New York Times and Washington Post. And yet, during Trump's Twitter rant, he sent out six tweets, all of which were either exactly 140 characters or less... suggesting he hasn't received Twitter's expanded character limit. Facebook … [Read more...] about Looks like Trump hasn’t gotten upgraded to 280 characters on Twitter yet. Bless.
Donald Trump isn't going to be happy about this. SEE ALSO: I went ghost hunting at Trump’s childhood home and found his secret brother in the fridge Oxfam has rented Trump's childhood home in Queens, and invited refugees who resettled in the U.S. from Syria, Somalia (two of the countries in Trump's proposed travel ban in March), and Vietnam there to share their stories in the president's former home. The anti-poverty organization says they wanted to send an "unequivocal message" to the US president, who is expected to speak in front of world leaders at the UN's General Assembly in New York, that "refugees are welcome here." Ahead of President Trump's speech to the UN, we welcomed #refugees to his childhood home to tell their stories: https://t.co/6CNYi4SWE7 pic.twitter.com/qrVTE4SATY — Oxfam America (@OxfamAmerica) September 18, 2017 "Millions of families around the world have been forced to flee their homes in order to survive, creating the world’s worst … [Read more...] about Oxfam trolled Trump and his anti-refugee policies by inviting refugees to his childhood home