Tuesday, September 11, 2018

What did Donald Trump do today?

He called his administration's response to the Puerto Rico hurricanes of 2017 an "incredible, unsung success."

As Hurricane Florence approaches the Carolinas, Trump was asked today what lessons he'd learned from the hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands last year.

At least 2,975 Americans died as a result of the hurricanes.

Most of those deaths happened after the storms themselves had passed due to preventable causes like infectious disease outbreaks, lack of access to electricity and clean water, or an overtaxed medical system that made it impossible for many Americans to get routine life-saving treatments.

What is the problem here?

  • Anyone who thinks 3,000 preventible deaths is a "success" is morally depraved.