Donald Trump threatens to take aid from Puerto Rico and, seriously, WTF

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.

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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?

The idea of an American president limiting the amount of aid to a U.S. territory and then turning his back to say, “You’re on your own,” is, like so much of this Trump presidency, unfathomable. Like thinking that throwing paper towels at a crowd of hurricane victims is good relief.

And, yet, here we are. 

The attack comes as Congress weighs a White House request for an additional $5 billion in loans for Puerto Rico, to address the island’s liquidity crisis. It seems Trump sees a finite limit to what he’s willing to spend, another sign that perhaps Trump doesn’t understand Puerto Ricans are American citizens.

In late August, FEMA director Brock Long told CNN that the agency would be in Texas “for years” to help the area recover from Hurricane Harvey. 

It seems Puerto Rico will not get the same courtesy,…

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