President Donald Trump maintains things are going “great” in Puerto Rico, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
CNN’s Jake Tapper noted that the White House seemed to set up a battalion of staff to speak to the media and claim that everything was fine.
“We and they see an acute difference of President Trump towards them,” Tapper said about the people of Puerto Rico. “Simultaneously, we are also seeing a brigade, being ordered to charge on your TV screens to win this spin war about the recovery effort.”
He played a series of interviews with officials all promising they’re doing everything right and that everything is fine. On the ground, however, Puerto Ricans see a different story.
Check out these photos and videos below. Even Fox News agrees that the response has been “underwhelming” and the island is such a catastrophe, more must be done.
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Still in Port Helicopters and Army COE are
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Rescue crews from NYC in Puerto Rico.
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Even Fox News admits that there is no one in charge and that the island is so bad that services can’t get to people:
In another report, Geraldo Rivera explained that the government response has been “underwhelming.”
Then there was shocking drone footage from The Guardian: