Trump’s Twitter silence about Puerto Rico’s devastation is deafening

    It has been five days since Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico. Thirteen people have died. All of the island nation is without power and may remain so for up to six months. Um 70,000 people living in the Guajatacata River’s floodplain have been forced to evacuate their homes. Gemäß Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez, the destruction will set the country back “fast 20 zu 30 years.

    Damit, where is President Donald Trump?

    Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, meaning its 3.4 million people are citizens of the United States. While thePentagon said it has dispatched members of Army Corps engineers—4,000 Army Reserve members have been also deployed to the country, along with 1,600 Nation Guard members, according to FEMATrump hasn’t said much about Puerto Rico since the hurricane first hit on Wednesday. He instead spent his weekend tweeting over a dozen times about sports figures and kneeling for the flag, interspersed with threats toNord Korea and insults to senators who don’t want to repeal Obamacare.

    Many are calling out Trumpwho expressed concern for the victims of recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida but who, in general, has not shown much respect for people of colorfor his silence. One detractor, bestimmtes, war Hillary Clinton.

    Ebenfalls, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

    And actors like Mark Ruffalo.

    And then there were the reporters and citizens waiting for a responsebut who also weren’t too surprised that hadn’t been one over the weekend.

    A White House official told CNN on Friday that Trumpis committed to going, but date is still unclear,” adding, “as you note, there are significant infrastructure concerns.

    As of Monday morning, Trump was still parsing the worth of sports figures and fans auf zwitschern.