Liberal Hate Agenda Against Trump On Puerto Rico
Published on Oct 13, 2017
Geraldo Rivera said the people of Puerto Rico were very happy that President Donald Trump visited to survey the Hurricane Maria recovery efforts, despite the assertions of some in the media. “He has been getting the worst, most dishonest press about his visit to Puerto Rico,” Geraldo said on “Fox & Friends” this morning. “It is staggering to me how unfair – how grotesquely unfair – the reporting has been.” Geraldo, whose family lives in Puerto Rico, was present for Trump’s visit, and he said that 90 to 95 percent of the people the president met were enthusiastic about his visit.
Geraldo Gets Back From Puerto Rico, Blows Lid Off What’s Been Happening To Trump
‘…worst, most dishonest press…’
By Jack Davis
October 13, 2017
Contrary to the allegations of a biased media, the people of Puerto Rico were very happy that President Donald Trump came to the island to survey the damage from Hurricane Maria, Geraldo Rivera said Friday on Fox & Friends.
“He has been getting the worst, most dishonest press about his visit to Puerto Rico,” Rivera said.
“It is staggering to me how unfair — how grotesquely unfair — the reporting has been,” he added.
Rivera, whose family lives in Puerto Rico, saw Trump’s visit firsthand and said 90 to 95 percent of the people Trump met were enthusiastic about his visit.
He said the media distorts reality. For example, he noted that when Trump praised the island for its actions to ensure that the powerful Maria had a death toll of 16 as opposed to 1,800 from the less powerful Hurricane Katrina, he was attacked for seeming to downplay the loss of life on the island.
Reports attacking Trump are “fake news,” Rivera said last week, pointing out how New York Times columnist Paul Krugman falsely claimed on Twitter there was a cholera outbreak on Puerto Rico.
On Friday, Trump affirmed his support for the island and its people.
“The wonderful people of Puerto Rico, with their unmatched spirit, know how bad things were before the H’s. I will always be with them!” Trump tweeted.
On Thursday, Trump had tweeted that first responders would not be on the island forever, ruffling some feathers.
But White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday that Trump’s tweet reflects the proper disaster response.
“I think he said the U.S. military and FEMA can’t be there forever. Right?” he asked the reporter questioning him. “First responders. The minute you go anywhere as a first responder — and this would apply, certainly, to the military — you are trying very hard, working very hard to work yourself out of a job.”
Kelly said the initial response teams are supposed to have limited time in any crisis location so they can be sent to the next one when disaster strikes.
“There will be a period in which — we hope sooner rather than later — to where the U.S. military and FEMA, generally speaking, can withdraw because then the government and the people of Puerto Rico are recovering sufficiently to start the process of rebuilding,” he said.
“So this country, our country will stand with those American citizens in Puerto Rico until the job is done. But the tweet about FEMA and DOD — read: military — is exactly accurate. They’re not going to be there forever, and the whole point is to start to work yourself out of a job and then transition to the rebuilding process,” he said.
13,700 DoD Personnel Respond to Hurricane Maria Relief Effort
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity
“U.S. Northern Command is leading the Defense Department’s disaster response and relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which made landfall on the U.S. territory Sept. 20. DoD continues to synchronize efforts with the Puerto Rico National Guard and FEMA. Troops and equipment already were assisting authorities in the region, which has seen two other powerful hurricanes, Irma and Jose, in recent weeks.”
It does not matter if Trump does or does not do something–MSM is always going to find some way to turn it around and spew their anger. Period.
So Trump went down to Puerto Rico. He did it quickly and some have said totally politically. Well, so what….those standing in front of a camera spewing lies and making things to be no better than some “rag” news are doing just the same thing.
If they were so sure that he had not responded well or that there was more to the story, why haven’t those same “armchair quarterback” news reporters gotten on their planes and flown down to help in the efforts and report the truth?
He was slammed for the comment that military and FEMA can’t remain there forever. What is false about that?
The military responded with a huge contingent of troops and specialized gear to this disaster but that took those same people away from other duties and a focus on other issues. (A contingent I might add equal to those currently in overseas hotspots.) They have to be sent back to complete those tasks at some point. FEMA is classically a problem and the efforts and effects can linger many years (ask anyone who has requested FEMA assistance). Yet physically in mass they cannot remain there because they have their own homes and assignments to work on.
The truth is that the labor unions are using this disaster to line their pockets rather than have sympathy and help those in need. The truth remains that no matter what is done or to what extent it is done, there will always be detractors and hate mongerers who find something to vent their spleens about. The truth is that the Democrats have gone into infantile mode in order to appease the socialist global governance masters and can’t seem to have a real thought or real observation that isn’t orchestrated by those masters. Just as there will always be more that could, should, or would have been done IF….
I am not saying that Trump’s trip wasn’t politically motivated but then most president’s have and do the same. I am not saying he isn’t rough around the edges or seeking some good press. Even Patton was a news hound. But I am saying that despite all the crap, Trump responded BEFORE each event and made sure that every effort to provide assistance was available. He called on the military to help and they responded wholeheartedly. He called on every resource available including Congress to provide assistance and they were working BEFORE the events to make things happen.
We did not see that in Katrina (only after the disaster). We did not see that after Sandy (only after the disaster). We did not see the level of commitment from Obama in pre-response as occurred during this year’s events. Events happen, we learn and then we plan based on those problem areas. This hurricane season happened and we can say with certainty that some or most of those months of planning and discussion paid off.
What we can’t ignore is the response of long-time groups whom we have always counted on to be in the middle of assisting that allow “process and procedure” to overrule common sense and urgency. The Red Cross, FEMA, and others need to re-evaluate their responses this year and make serious changes. They receive our tax dollars and need to realize that a strict structure of procedure does NOT cut it during days of severe stress and distress.