We know the ineptitude of the POTUS, but it’s still embarrassing to see the press outside the U.S. notice it.
The BBC reported on the big picture from this past weekend, which hinged on #TrumpTowerSlumlord tweeting up a storm, attacking a large block of African-American professional athletes who themselves have “yooge” Twitter followings. The latest train wreck started with him rescinding (via tweet) a White House invite to basketball star Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors, to which LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers shot back with the brilliant “U bum” burn. Maybe there’s a long-term side effect to Propecia use that caused tender-ego “Dotard”—while at a rally for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange in Alabama of all places—to lash out at NFL (not NBA) players for taking a knee during the national anthem as peaceful protest for racial injustice. He used the phrase “son of a bitch” when suggesting that NFL team owners should “get them off the field” as if the players were human chattel on the plantation (one of the most disturbing details in this whole Trump-farted fecal mess), a “zinger” that went over big at the Alabama rally. The whole NFL—announcers, attacked players, neutral players, wealthy owners (contributors to Trump’s election campaign)—threw their public support behind the kneelers exercising their First Amendment right. U bum proceeded to tweet in opposition all weekend and into Monday.
Meanwhile Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico, a United States territory with 3.5 citizens. CNN political commentator Keith Boykin pointed out Trump had issued 20 petty tweets attacking “pro sports” over the weekend, and 0 tweets about Puerto Rico. Only on Monday night (when more NFL peaceful protests took place) did someone finally prod this imbecile to address the disaster, which he did on Twitter. Unfortunately, he seems to put the blame on Puerto Rico, comparing the territory to Texas and Florida as if it’s a competition, and almost as if he doesn’t realize the island is part of the U.S.
“Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt is in deep trouble…”
He must have paused here to take a sip of delicious Puerto Rican covfefe, before continuing to type:
“It’s old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars…. …owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with. Food, water and medical are top priorities – and doing well. #FEMA”
There was outrage, of course, with folks logically interpreting the messages as “you made your own bed, Puerto Rico.” Mike Huckabee’s daughter insisted during Monday’s press briefing that the U.S. will “continue to do everything that we possibly can under the federal government to provide assistance.”
Jennifer Gonzalez, Puerto Rico’s non-voting representative in Washington, confirms there are help and rescue efforts in motion.
However, since Trump is such a Twitter talent, many are disgusted at his inconsiderate hesitation to even mention the hurricane-hit island. Singer Marc Anthony, whose parents are from Puerto Rico, tweeted:
“Mr. President shut [the fuck] up about NFL. Do something about our people in need in #Puerto Rico. We are American citizens too.”
The anger is justified, as Two Scoops gave more appropriate attention to the catastrophes in Texas and Florida, and actually went through the paces of asking Congress for recovery money for those states. As of Tuesday morning, he has resumed his Twitter battle with the NFL.