FEMA head gets shredded for calling Maria response ‘most logistically challenging event’ in US history
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.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 1, 2017
— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) October 1, 2017
— jennahanne (@jennah_justen) October 2, 2017
— Cynthia Reynolds (@CindyReynolds) October 2, 2017
I've met pilots from the Berlin Airlift. That was some heavy-assed flying.
— CessnaDriver172 (@CessnaDriver172) October 2, 2017
Oh FFS. We put a man on the moon with less technology than you're holding in your hand. Um, NO, your other hand, BROCK https://t.co/2qq4usLUnz
— tony felice (@tonyfelice) October 1, 2017
Maybe this was Brock Long's subtle way of announcing that the Moon Landing was faked?
— Grave Amiott (@DaveAmiott) October 2, 2017
Brock Long was appointed by President Donald Trump in April 2017 and is as corrupt a kiss ass as the rest. Fuck him. Do the job. https://t.co/Px06paO3Uv
— For Fox' Sake (@KevinGFox) October 2, 2017
Perhaps Brock Long is simply an idiot
— craigarmstrong (@craigarmstrong) October 2, 2017
Brock Long may not have heard about NASA yet? https://t.co/ptM9BJcRo6
— Ann M (@writersblock51) October 2, 2017
Brock Long is the most logistically challenged FEMA administrator the US has ever seen. https://t.co/sHDZUKkpbN
— Radio Justice (@justiceputnam) October 2, 2017
— Anomaly♡s Army (@edmeyer_able) October 2, 2017
— ABJ (@michgirlindc) October 2, 2017
Building the Panama Canal involved solving how malaria was spread for starters. Brock Long don't know much about history.
— Andrew Ayres (@AndrewAyres2012) October 2, 2017