Sunny Hostin of “The View” fought back tears on Wednesday as she recounted to viewers the devastation she witnessed on a trip to Puerto Rico more than seven weeks after Hurricane Maria slammed directly into the island.
Hostin explained that part of her family is from Puerto Rico and said that she has been in a constant “state of panic since Hurricane Maria tore the island apart.”
“I needed to see the recovery effort with my own two eyes, but I still wasn’t prepared to see how desperate people still are,” she said.
Santurce, PR is only 10 miles from San Juan, but the area is still without power. Another little town has been divided by its washed-out bridge. Families are trapped on one side of the still-swollen contaminated waters.
“I feel like I’m in jail,” said an elderly woman who has multiple health issues, but is too frail to slog through the dirty water to go to a doctor or buy groceries.
Meghan McCain asked Hostin what she would say to President Donald Trump if she could.
“The recovery effort is not a ’10,'” Hostin said. “It’s a zero.”
Watch the video, embedded in two parts, below:
Black Republican: Cops ‘treat their dogs better than they treat us’
Black Republican political commentator Shermichael Singleton was part of a panel discussing the Phoenix police department that violently arrested the parents of a little girl who walked out of a dollar store with a doll.
The incident occurred months ago, but only now the footage is being released by police, revealing the way the family was treated.
Democratic strategist Joel Payne seemed appalled at the police in the video and the mark that likely left on the children who experienced it.
"I think about that young man talking about his child, and this is their first interaction with police," he said, noting Father's Day. "And that is the life, that's the life lesson that that child is being taught is that in that moment, that police officer was trying to hurt her and to hurt her parents. That's unacceptable."
US attacks Russia’s power grid — but Trump was kept in the dark about it
The New York Times is reporting that the United States is cyber attacking Russia's electric power grid and other targets—and that President Donald Trump is being kept out of the loop.
"The American strategy has shifted more toward offense, officials say, with the placement of potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system at a depth and with an aggressiveness that had never been tried before."
Trump has not been briefed on the operation because of “the possibility that he might countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials.”
Israel’s Netanyahu just christened a building named after Trump — that doesn’t even exist
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent his Father’s Day dedicating a new Trump Tower-type building that hasn't been built in a town that doesn't exist.
Standing in front of a large sign saying "Trump Heights," Netanyahu, who is being forced back into another election, announced the building before planning even began, Axios reported.
A great day on the Golan. PM Netanyahu and I had the honor to dedicate “Trump Heights” — first time Israel has dedicated a village in honor of a sitting president since Harry Truman (1949). Happy Birthday Mr. President!! @POTUS pic.twitter.com/fdYWzokFLK