President Donald Trump went Twitter fingers again Thursday morning and threw an unnecessary shot at the direction of Puerto Rico. In a series of tweets, the former business mogul and reality television star suggested that he will pull relief efforts in the island region that is still recovering from hurricane damage.
The Washington Post reports:
Declaring the U.S. territory’s electrical grid and infrastructure to have been a “disaster before hurricanes,” Trump wrote Thursday that it will be up to Congress how much federal money to appropriate to the island for its recovery efforts and that recovery workers will not stay “forever.”
In a trio of tweets, Trump wrote” “We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”
Three weeks since Maria made landfall, much of Puerto Rico, an island of 3.4 million people, remains without power. Residents struggle to find clean water, hospitals are running short on medicine and commerce is slow with many businesses closed.
Yep, folks. This is your president in action. Sad.