A resident of Florida told C-SPAN on Thursday that thousands of Puerto Ricans who died as a result of two recent hurricanes are to blame for their own deaths.
A man named Dave from Lakeland, Florida, called in to Washington Journal to complain about people who have criticized Trump for the nearly 3,000 people who died in Puerto Rico.
“I live in a state that’s had our share of disasters and we don’t wait for the government to come in and start holding our hands,” Dave explained. “We take care of things ourself. I live in a retirement community and after Irma, I didn’t see anybody from Washington standing around holding anybody’s hand and we had damaged homes.”
Before disconnecting the call, Dave said that he wanted to “make a comment about Puerto Rico.”
“You’ve got to want to help yourself,” the caller opined. “You can’t sit around waiting for FEMA. You’ve got to do something for yourself once in a while.”
“And I think that’s part of the problem down there,” he added. “They’re waiting everyone to do everything for them.”
Watch the video below from C-SPAN.