On Sunday, Brock Long -- chief administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) -- excused the Trump administration's lead-footed response to Hurricane Maria by calling it "the most logistically challenging event in U.S. history."
However, reports from Puerto Rican officials and even from Army Lt. Gen. Jeff Buchanan -- the administration's highest appointed official on the ground -- have called the federal response haphazard and bureaucratically snarled.
Sick of excuses and blame-shifting from President Donald Trump and his administration, Twitter uses vented on Long and his statement.
Dear @FEMA_Brock: Um, remember WWII? Berlin Airlift? Desert Storm? Sending a man to the moon? WE ARE A SUPERPOWER.… https://t.co/4shbYKsoTh— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu) 1506877906.0
To say that @FEMA_Brock's comment is historically ignorant is a wild understatement; shows he knows no American his… https://t.co/Ulo1WhRwWK— West Wing Reports (@West Wing Reports) 1506874228.0
#PuertoRicoReliefNOW 🆘️🆘️🆘️🆘️🆘️🆘️🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷 PEOPLE ARE DYING ! @FEMA_Brock DO YOUR JOB https://t.co/LTSldejq3N— JennahAnne (@JennahAnne) 1506910434.0
Is there any member of the #Trump administration that talks humbly & takes responsibility? #BrockLong of #Fema is an asshat. #FoxNewsSunday— Cynthia Reynolds ✨ (@Cynthia Reynolds ✨) 1506910128.0
Oh FFS. We put a man on the moon with less technology than you're holding in your hand. Um, NO, your other hand, BR… https://t.co/1YX4PdZkjb— 5280tone (@5280tone) 1506877874.0
Maybe this was Brock Long's subtle way of announcing that the Moon Landing was faked?— Dave Amiott (@Dave Amiott) 1506909537.0
Brock Long was appointed by President Donald Trump in April 2017 and is as corrupt a kiss ass as the rest. Fuck hi… https://t.co/y5EKz0THo4— For Fox' Sake (@For Fox' Sake) 1506909322.0
Brock Long may not have heard about NASA yet? https://t.co/ptM9BJcRo6— Ann M (@Ann M) 1506908263.0
Brock Long is the most logistically challenged FEMA administrator the US has ever seen. https://t.co/sHDZUKkpbN— Radio Justice 📻🎙⚖ (@Radio Justice 📻🎙⚖) 1506909951.0
I believe @FEMA_Brock would find putting a #cofeve table from Ikea challenging https://t.co/D2EZZRAvDg— Anomaly♡s Army (@Anomaly♡s Army) 1506909806.0
@Kyle_Feldscher Building the Panama Canal involved solving how malaria was spread for starters. Brock Long don't know much about history.— Andrew Ayres (@Andrew Ayres) 1506908218.0