By Michael Hoult
President Donald Trump and his band of deplorables are living up to their name. Over the weekend, Trump launched a Twitter war against hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico labeling the residents “lazy” and wanting the government to do everything for them. He also accused San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz of being “nasty,” after she pleaded for help.
Trump supporters have joined in the attack. Right-wing radio show host Michael Savage said Puerto Ricans were “not real Americans.”
“They should be grateful for whatever we give them,” said Savage. “I’d like to see the mayor’s green card.” (Puerto Ricans are American citizens and don’t need green cards.)
A poster on Breitbart called ARight50 called Cruz “an illegal immigrant” and urged Trump to stop Puerto Ricans from flooding the U.S. and living off the system.
Other Breitbart posters were equally vicious. The Daily Banter culled some of their comments.
“We should grant independence to Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Samoa. They are a drain on the US treasury and a burden on American taxpayers,” said John Gruskos. “If they ever become states, the Democrats will permanently dominate the congress and the presidency.”
“Puerto Ricans are not US citizens – while it is a US territory Puerto Rico has repeatedly voted against joining the union,” said a poster called What Happened Trump.
Cruz also publicly challenged Trump’s claim that the recovery efforts were going well. FOX News’ Geraldo Rivera filed a report that questioned Cruz’s claims that people were dying.
“But are people dying?” said Rivera. “I’ve been traveling around, I don’t see people dying. I spoke to the doctors, they say they saw 53 patients and they had a person who was septic, but nobody dying.”
However, several news reports say that Trump’s lack of action cost several lives.
“If you don’t get fed for seven, eight days and you’re a child, you are dying. If you have 11 people — like we took out of a nursing home — severely dehydrated, you are dying,” said Cruz.