Trump Reacts To Approaching Hurricane Florence By Saying His Response To Puerto Rico Was An “incredible success”

The man is clearly delusional.

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It’s really not a secret that Donald Trump thinks he does literally everything done better than literally everyone else. Usually what that consists of is growing an already huge inheritance into a slightly larger one, slapping his name on a building someone else built, or taking credit for an economy and unemployment rate he inherited from the last President.

It’s when it’s something he did all by himself that it’s the most laughably incorrect.

That’s his problem with trying to answer for his abysmal performance in dealing with the aftermath of last year’s hurricanes that ravaged Puerto Rico. When Hurricane Maria devastated the tiny American island, Trump’s prejudices and pride prevented him from fully engaging the US government in the recovery effort. He allowed the common misconception among his followers that Puerto Rico was a foreign country to fester, never correcting them.


Nearly a year later, there are still those who have not fully recovered from the devastation, all because Trump was too busy tweeting about the NFL, congratulating himself constantly, and arguing with the Mayor of San Juan.

Now as Hurricane Florence rips up the Atlantic, Trump is back it, and he sounds worse than ever.

I think probably the hardest one we had by far was Puerto Rico because of the island nature. And I actually think it’s one of the best jobs that’s ever been done with respect to what this is all about. Puerto Rico got hit not with one hurricane, but with two.”

Trump was answering questions at a briefing about Florence when the topic came up.

He went on to blame Puerto Rico itself for having outdated equipment, insisting that most of what is wrong with the nation now was already a problem before Irma, then Maria, ever struck:

It was in very bad shape, it was in bankruptcy. It had no money … When the storm hit, they had no electricity, essentially before the storm, and when the storm hit, it took it out entirely.”

Trump would have a hard time selling that story to the children who were in school — with the lights on and the water running — a few days before Maria hit land. But that didn’t stop him from crowing about how well he thinks he did:

I think Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success.”

Watch his bizarre denial of reality here:

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