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Where's all the 'this president has failed Puerto Rico' posts?

middleview

President
Supporting Member
Go up to that little search window on the right and go read that post things from hurricane Maria. Trump wasn't fast enough, didn't send enough, didn't a lot enough, didn't do enough, ad nauseam

Here's what one example.

Where are all of our concerned posters making similar comparisons today? That's the exercise of this thread. They're nowhere that's where. Because their zealots.
unreal..."Fixed instantaneously" is not the same as an accusation that aid was slow in coming.

$9.5 billion was allocated to rebuild Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria....the Hurricane happened in September 2017. The money was approved in September 2020.

The Trump administration also delayed other congressionally appropriated funds to be used for the recovery efforts overall — including $1.9 billion for the electrical grid — after Hurricane Maria for about two years, a report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Inspector General noted.

The reasons ranged from the 2018-2019 government shutdown to a bureaucratic disagreement between HUD and the Office of Management and Budget, the complexity of the funding process, the island's existing financial hurdles and a new FEMA disaster relief system that raised yet more obstacles.


Why Puerto Rico still struggling to rebuild grid 5 years after Hurricane Maria (msn.com)
 

PhilFish

Administrator
Staff member
I'm looking for evidence that the Biden administration has hampered the recovery in PR.
Got any?
I did provide a link above. Something to the effect of $28 billion dollars allocated and only a few hundred million spent on infrastructure, only a fraction of the whole released to make repairs to the electrical grid and infrastructure and so on.
 

middleview

President
Supporting Member
I did provide a link above. Something to the effect of $28 billion dollars allocated and only a few hundred million spent on infrastructure, only a fraction of the whole released to make repairs to the electrical grid and infrastructure and so on.
How does that show the administration hampered recovery?

In fact the Trump administration held up approval of funding for three years. Could that have led to a slow implementation of recovery from 2020 until 2022?

the Hurricane happened in September 2017. The money was approved in September 2020.
 

EatTheRich

President
Considerably MORE covid deaths under Biden than under Trump (despite Biden having access to vaccines for the WHOLE of his term)? “Trump is complicit in deaths”, Biden is not.

Devastating current hurricane VASTLY more powerful than that which occurred during Trump’s presidency? “Trump is complicit in hurricane”, Biden is not.

Puerto Rico languishes post-hurricane? “Trump is evil and doesn’t care about the brown-skinned”, Biden is perfect.

Russia invades Crimea under Obama/Biden, and invades Ukraine under Biden/Harris while largely NOT engaging in profound conquests under Trump? “Trump is a Russian asset”, Obama and Biden merit NO critique ever.

Etc., etc., etc. We could LIGHT UP THIS PAGE with hundreds and hundreds more absurd data points and the PJ Democrats’ ceremonial licking of windows would continue unabated. These people are mindless propagandist hack stooges. That. Is. All.
There is also a matter of perspective. For example, the monthly rate of Covid deaths went up 282% from when Trump told us it would be done until his last month in office, while it has declined 96% from the month before Biden took office to the present.

No one accusedTrump of complicity in the hurricane, but he did pursue reckless energy policies which scientists tell us will mean more devastating hurricanes in the future, while conservatives on this board criticized Biden’s mildest efforts to ameliorate those policies.

10 days after what as you point out is a much more powerful hurricane hitting Puerto Rico, there are fewer people without power than 3 months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.
 

RickWA

Senator
There is also a matter of perspective. For example, the monthly rate of Covid deaths went up 282% from when Trump told us it would be done until his last month in office, while it has declined 96% from the month before Biden took office to the present.

No one accusedTrump of complicity in the hurricane, but he did pursue reckless energy policies which scientists tell us will mean more devastating hurricanes in the future, while conservatives on this board criticized Biden’s mildest efforts to ameliorate those policies.

10 days after what as you point out is a much more powerful hurricane hitting Puerto Rico, there are fewer people without power than 3 months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.
No one? Trump’s hurricane “complicity” was both a headline as well as a CNN crawler. Now you’re even whoring for the networks? Geeze.
 

middleview

President
Supporting Member
Considerably MORE covid deaths under Biden than under Trump (despite Biden having access to vaccines for the WHOLE of his term)? “Trump is complicit in deaths”, Biden is not.

Devastating current hurricane VASTLY more powerful than that which occurred during Trump’s presidency? “Trump is complicit in hurricane”, Biden is not.

Puerto Rico languishes post-hurricane? “Trump is evil and doesn’t care about the brown-skinned”, Biden is perfect.

Russia invades Crimea under Obama/Biden, and invades Ukraine under Biden/Harris while largely NOT engaging in profound conquests under Trump? “Trump is a Russian asset”, Obama and Biden merit NO critique ever.

Etc., etc., etc. We could LIGHT UP THIS PAGE with hundreds and hundreds more absurd data points and the PJ Democrats’ ceremonial licking of windows would continue unabated. These people are mindless propagandist hack stooges. That. Is. All.
Pay no attention to cause and effect.
Did Trump claim, very early on, that Covid was no worse than the flu? No need to worry? It'll go away on its own by Easter? Masks are unnecessary? Did Trump admit he minimized the danger?

Did anyone actually say Trump was "complicit" in creating a hurricane? Actually, didn't Trump do his best to withdraw from a global response to warming?

What has Biden done that you think equivalent?

Yes, Putin invaded in 2014...pretending he didn't. The violence continued with about 3,000 people killed in the fighting. Did Trump do anything to end it? In fact, Trump's own advisors feared Trump would destroy Nato. Something that Putin waited for. If Trump had won a second term it is highly likely Putin could have taken Ukraine without any meaningful resistance. Did you forget Trump saying Putin was a genius?
 

RickWA

Senator
Biden hates Puerto Ricans.


Follow the rules book...never mind the fellaters...
Good point. Swarthy folk, those Puerto Ricans. They probably even speak with an accent at the Delaware convenience stores.

Ok, lefty automaton…lemme guess… “Link??” “Nobody…certainly not Biden…ever said anything about accents at convenience stores and 7-11s.

:-/
 

EatTheRich

President
Go find it yourself. It was even pasted into THIS FORUM several times.

Good grief, the internet loons…
A forum search for “Trump” “hurricane” “complicity” only returns links to your false claims in this thread and a shitpost that does not accuse Trump of complicity.
 
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