Florida Republicans Runaway from President Trump
This whole week, the focus has been on two hurricanes past and present. Present is Hurricane Florence that started pounding the North Carolina coastline hours ago, and past Hurricane Maria which destroyed the island state of Puerto Rico.
The government, the one that President Trump works for, put the death toll of Puerto Rico at 2,975. Trump actually disputes those claims without any proof or documentation, other than the “almighty one has spoken.” What a disgrace to Puerto Ricans and our country.
Because President Trump rarely thinks of how his actions will affect others, top Republicans in Florida have rebutted Trump’s lies with the mid-term elections just weeks away.
Current Florida Governor Rick Scott, who is running for Senate tweeted his disagreement.
“I disagree with @POTUS. An independent study said thousands were lost and Gov. Rosselló agreed. I’ve been to Puerto Rico 7 times & saw devastation firsthand. The loss of any life is tragic; the extent of lives lost as a result of Maria is heart wrenching. I’ll continue to help PR.” – Governor Rick Scott.
Republican Candidate for Governor Ron DeSantis, who like Governor Scott is backed by President Trump, issued a similar statement through his communications director.
“Ron DeSantis has always worked to help the Puerto Rican community, both on the Island and here in Florida. He doesn’t believe any loss of life has been inflated. Ron is focused on continuing to help our Puerto Rican neighbors recover and create opportunities for those who have moved to Florida succeed.” – Stephen Lawson, communications director for the DeSantis campaign.
Trump’s ignorant tweet:
“3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000.”
Of course, President Trump needs to point the finger to the imaginary bad guys, so somehow, the Democrats are behind this deep-state QAnon conspiracy.
“This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico. If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!”
If empathy looked like a golf ball, maybe President Trump would have some.
Yulin Cruz who is the Mayor of San Juan and has been vocal in her attacks against the President, tweeted that President Trump is “delusional, paranoid, and unhinged from any sense of reality.”
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.