Kirsters Baish| We all remember when Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico last year. I’m sure we also all remember the way the left blamed Trump for the slow recovery process. Well, 10 trailers full of supplies from 11 months ago were just uncovered in Puerto Rico. Why didn’t this supplies make it to the citizens who were suffering? If the supplies made it all the way to Puerto Rico, it could not have been Trump’s fault, despite what the left wants you to think.
CBS News correspondent David Bengaud stated on Friday, “Donated food sent to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria were left to rot in a parking lot of a government facility.” He went on, “Additionally, about 10 containers filled with non-perishable supplies sat at the government facility for 11 months. Video of supplies covered in rodent droppings was first posted by a Puerto Rican radio station Radio Isla on Thursday. When Begnaud visited, the trailers with the containers were locked Friday.”
Conservative Tribune writes:
The video seemed to highlight some of the issues surrounding the government inefficiency in Puerto Rico during the hurricane relief effort, although officials swore that wasn’t the case. If the CBS report is correct, and the supplies have been sitting unused for 11 months, that means the unused material has been there since virtually the hurricane passed.
“Nicolás Gautier, an official at the facility, told CBS News one of of the containers had ‘food for dogs, and apparently several of the boxes were broken. After the placement in the van, that brings a lot of rats and it infected everything,’” reported CBS.
The news network went on, “The goods were at Puerto Rico’s elections commission, which has been serving as a collection site for donations.”
For residents of Puerto Rico, the discovery of the trailers is like poking an old wound. For months after the vicious hurricane, local politicians in Puerto Rico provoked a war with President Trump and his administration, constantly placing blame on the White House. Washington, however, explained that issues on the island territory’s weak political infrastructure.
Ian McKelvey tweeted, “Yes. Because Trump is a racist, he literally FORCED the Puerto Rican government to leave food rotting in warehouses for eleven months.
Honestly. You people are clowns.”
Yes. Because Trump is a racist, he literally FORCED the Puerto Rican government to leave food rotting in warehouses for eleven months.
Honestly. You people are clowns. https://t.co/NoZIgt44EV
— Ian McKelvey (@ian_mckelvey) August 11, 2018
Conservative Tribune writes “In case you were still wondering which side “won” this sordid dispute, consider San Juan Mayor Yulín Cruz, who earned the briefest 15 minutes of fame I’ve ever witnessed with her anti-Trump diatribes. Fast-forward to this summer and several high-ranking officials from Ms. Cruz’s party — the Popular Democratic Party, a Puerto Rican party linked to the Democrats — are facing charges of siphoning off millions in federal funds for their own personal use. But the fact that Puerto Rico remains ravaged is still Trump’s fault.”
The sad part is that the people who were affected were the people of Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rican Mayor Yulín Cruz previously stated that “what is really nasty is that anyone would turn their back on the Puerto Rican people.” She also said that her people “are dying, and you (Trump) are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy.”
Clearly Trump isn’t to blame here. There were 10 trailers full of supplies that was desperately needed by the citizens of Puerto Rico sitting untouched for nearly a year, but the Puerto Rican government failed the citizens. It’s sad to see the Puerto Rican government “turn their back on the Puerto Rican people.”