Trump falsely accused CNN and NBC, which includes MSNBC, of attacking first responders because they are telling the truth about his weak Puerto Rico response.
Fake News CNN and NBC are going out of their way to disparage our great First Responders as a way to “get Trump.” Not fair to FR or effort!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017
The real reason that Trump was angry wasn’t that the cable news networks were attacking first responders. He was whining because he thought the media coverage was unfair.
These are the sort of facts that have gotten Trump’s ire:
Trump has questioned if it will be too expensive to rebuild Puerto Rico
On Friday, Trump suggested that Puerto Rico might be too expensive to rebuild:
…The fact is that Puerto Rico has been destroyed by two hurricanes. Big decisions will have to be made as to the cost of its rebuilding!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 29, 2017
After rushing aid to red states Texas and Florida, Trump has intentionally dragged his feet on providing disaster aid to Puerto Rico. The reason is obvious. Puerto Rico is 99% Hispanic. What Trump is doing is unacceptable, and hiding behind first responders who are being hindered by his administration’s lack of response only adds to the disgust.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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