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. Around 70,000 people living in the Guajatacata River’s floodplain have been forced to evacuate their homes. According to Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez, the demolition will define the country back” nearly 20 to 30 years .”

So, where is President Donald Trump?

Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, entailing its 3.4 million people are citizens of the . While the Pentagon 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 FEMA–Trump hasn’t said much about Puerto Rico since the hurricane first hit on Wednesday. He instead spent his weekend tweeting over a dozen days about athletics figures and kneeling for the flag, interspersed with threats to North Korea and insults to senators who don’t want to repeal Obamacare.

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