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Valued Social Butterfly
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Re: Trump's Continuing Rant Against Puerto Rico!

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    and now, we know that Donald was lying about the response in PR.   How?   Because the Pentagon left a reporter on the email chain that discussed the talking points via the Pentagon.   

 

Sept. 28: Eight days after Maria hit, coverage of the federal government’s response is getting more negative.
The Government Message: Pentagon officials tell staff to emphasize “coverage of life-saving/life-sustaining operations” and for spokespeople to avoid language about awaiting instructions from FEMA, “as that goes against the teamwork top-line message.”

 

Sept. 29: San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz criticizes Washington’s spin, calling Puerto Rico a “people-are-dying story.”
The Government Message: FEMA talking points ignore Cruz, instructing its officials to say that “the federal government’s full attention is on Hurricane Maria response.”

Sept. 30: Trump attacks the mayor’s “poor leadership ability.” The Pentagon worries that Trump’s “dialogue” with Cruz is becoming the story, with “many criticizing his lack of empathy.”
The Government Message: FEMA stresses its success in reaching “all municipalities in Puerto Rico.”

Oct. 1: Trump calls critics of the response “politically motivated ingrates.”
The Government Message: Defense staff admit that “the perception of USG response continues to be negative.” Spokespeople are told to say, “I am very proud of our DOD forces,” before conceding “there are some challenges to work through.”

Oct. 2: The massacre in Las Vegas dominates the headlines.
The Government Message: The shooting “has drawn mainstream TV attention away from Puerto Rico response,” FEMA says. Still, the roundup seems to have lost some of its previous optimism. It concludes, simply: “Negative tonality.”

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal. 
 
 
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Re: Trump's Continuing Rant Against Puerto Rico!

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The only thing that I can say about all of this is that Puerto Rico better be handled with kid gloves. 
and stop the whatever stories that are not true, 
This island has had a devastating tragedy of two  major hurricanes back to back destroying this island.

This is not the time to criticize them, but to support them and if they are not supported with the amount of support that they think they deserve. 
The consequences will be seen in the next elections.

 

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Re: Trump's Continuing Rant Against Puerto Rico!

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jimc91 wrote:

FBI agents in Puerto Rico have been receiving calls from "across the island" with residents complaining local officials are "withholding" or "mishandling" critical FEMA supplies -- with one island official even accused of stuffing his own car full of goods meant for the suffering populace.

 

The accusations come in the aftermath of deadly Hurricane Maria, which devastated the U.S. territory last month.

 

“The complaints we’re hearing is that mayors of local municipalities, or people associated with their offices, are giving their political supporters special treatment, goods they’re not giving to other people who need them,” FBI Special Agent Carlos Osorio told Fox News.

 

Osorio, an agent with the FBI in San Juan, said the bureau was investigating the allegations.

“The U.S. attorney has made it clear if anyone is caught mishandling FEMA supplies, they will be prosecuted and could end up facing anywhere from five to 20 years in prison," Osorio said.

Some of the claims have come by phone and others have poured in over social media, but the allegations stretch across the island.

 

Osorio told of one allegation where a party official is accused of pulling his own car around the back of a government building and driving off after loading it full of FEMA supplies.

 

“We’re going out and investigating these claims,” Osorio said. “We don’t know yet if they’re accurate or not...but yes we have received many similar allegations from people in many different parts of the island.”

 

The allegations of misconduct come amid a pitched back-and-forth between island officials and President Trump over the federal response to Maria.

 

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, a frequent Trump foil, reportedly accused Trump on Thursday of “genocide” for not doing more to aid in the relief efforts.

 

Cruz sent the accusation in a text message to Rep. Luis V. Gutirrez, D-Ill., who is of Puerto Rican heritage, The Washington Times reported.

 

Trump on Twitter has accused Cruz of poor management.

 

"...Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help..." Trump wrote.

 

The president raised eyebrows Thursday morning by tweeting that federal agencies, military officials and first responders couldn't stay "in P.R. forever!"

 

Earlier Thursday, the Daily Caller reported the FBI was aware of misappropriation allegations in six of Puerto Rico's 78 municipalities.

 

Rosa Emilia Rodriguez, a U.S. federal prosecutor on the island, told a local Puerto Rican radio station Monday she was investigating officials in the government -- including mayors -- regarding the misappropriation of supplies. Rodriguez, however, declined to name the government officials being looked at.

 

“Anybody that engaged in that kind of action whether civilian or representative should be looked at seriously because that’s unforgivable," Rep. Adriano Espillat, D-N.Y., a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, told The Daily Caller.

 

READ MORE HERE:

 

 

 


If you watched TV tonight you saw a great deal about PR. There was a leader of one of the Medical Teams which quit after 20 years of service due to what she saw in PR. Mismanagement by the Feds. Feds say they will look into  it. TV footage of a Spa day for FEMA employees there for rescue work. They hired locals to come in and give them pedicures, hair work etc., and they used a sterile area of a hospital to do it. Fema employee wearing sandals in an operating room so toe nail polish could dry. USN Comfort has beds of about 1,000 beds, now has 8 people using them. People dieing in local hospitals from drinking bad water which Comfort could have saved. Comfort can make drinking water and is not doing so. Why? Mismanagement by FEMA. There are Rural areas have not seen FEMA yet (Per people on site like a group of Vets who are working there from US) PR elected officials have not been briefed on how to use Contort ship.

In light of the the true mess being documented by all sources it seems obvious the story I post below is something started by Russian Bots type and use the FBI as a pawn. I would bet we will see FBI debunk the story in a few days, but the point is it was reentered in here to draw attention away from the real problems in PR so do not be fooled. The Russians are at it again and still using Americans to further their dirty work. It looks like my question on do we have Russian type stories in here is true.

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Re: Trump's Continuing Rant Against Puerto Rico!

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FBI agents in Puerto Rico have been receiving calls from "across the island" with residents complaining local officials are "withholding" or "mishandling" critical FEMA supplies -- with one island official even accused of stuffing his own car full of goods meant for the suffering populace.

 

The accusations come in the aftermath of deadly Hurricane Maria, which devastated the U.S. territory last month.

 

“The complaints we’re hearing is that mayors of local municipalities, or people associated with their offices, are giving their political supporters special treatment, goods they’re not giving to other people who need them,” FBI Special Agent Carlos Osorio told Fox News.

 

Osorio, an agent with the FBI in San Juan, said the bureau was investigating the allegations.

“The U.S. attorney has made it clear if anyone is caught mishandling FEMA supplies, they will be prosecuted and could end up facing anywhere from five to 20 years in prison," Osorio said.

Some of the claims have come by phone and others have poured in over social media, but the allegations stretch across the island.

 

Osorio told of one allegation where a party official is accused of pulling his own car around the back of a government building and driving off after loading it full of FEMA supplies.

 

“We’re going out and investigating these claims,” Osorio said. “We don’t know yet if they’re accurate or not...but yes we have received many similar allegations from people in many different parts of the island.”

 

The allegations of misconduct come amid a pitched back-and-forth between island officials and President Trump over the federal response to Maria.

 

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, a frequent Trump foil, reportedly accused Trump on Thursday of “genocide” for not doing more to aid in the relief efforts.

 

Cruz sent the accusation in a text message to Rep. Luis V. Gutirrez, D-Ill., who is of Puerto Rican heritage, The Washington Times reported.

 

Trump on Twitter has accused Cruz of poor management.

 

"...Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help..." Trump wrote.

 

The president raised eyebrows Thursday morning by tweeting that federal agencies, military officials and first responders couldn't stay "in P.R. forever!"

 

Earlier Thursday, the Daily Caller reported the FBI was aware of misappropriation allegations in six of Puerto Rico's 78 municipalities.

 

Rosa Emilia Rodriguez, a U.S. federal prosecutor on the island, told a local Puerto Rican radio station Monday she was investigating officials in the government -- including mayors -- regarding the misappropriation of supplies. Rodriguez, however, declined to name the government officials being looked at.

 

“Anybody that engaged in that kind of action whether civilian or representative should be looked at seriously because that’s unforgivable," Rep. Adriano Espillat, D-N.Y., a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, told The Daily Caller.

 

READ MORE HERE:

 

 

 

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Re: Trump's Continuing Rant Against Puerto Rico!

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What Trump is not understanding is his lack of knowledge regarding the idiosyncrasies of the Latinos in general.

I just saw today that 100,000 PUerto Ricans are leaving or have left the Island. those people the minute that they show up here will have all the rights of any American citizens, and they will vote.
If Trump thinks for one second that they are going to forget anything that Trump has said, then he is quite ignorant not only of the culture but as to how they act and react.
Not only those that have come in but their families  Many probably have never bothered to vote, but I can really say, that this time they will, and they will vote against any Republican that comes out as a candidate.
In Florida that could actually cost the State being a Republican State and changing to a Democratic State.

And anyone here thinks that I may be exaggerating, will simply have to wait and see.
The PUerto Ricans are not the Haitians, those people know their rights and know all the benefits that they are entitled to. and they will apply for all of them.

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Re: Trump's Continuing Rant Against Puerto Rico!

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IMO ...... Trump is digging his own political grave. The baffling thing is how his lo-fo base just keeps on accepting anything that he says or does. Truly cult-like.


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Trump's Continuing Rant Against Puerto Rico!

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Bully-In-Chief is having a good time at the expense of devastated Puerto Rico.  Seriously, shouldn't this rant against an American territory and its citizens be an impeachable offense on its own? 

 

These are Tweets with the latest one at the top so read in reverse order:

 

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