In his typical ham-fisted fashion, President Donald Trump made excuses Thursday for his administration’s clumsy and tardy responses to the human tragedy now occurring in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Trump Makes Inane Comments About Puerto Rico — Send In The Twitter Users
Fortunately, Twitter users didn’t fail to notice, Raw Story reports.
The fun began after Trump noted that you can’t “drive your trucks” because (duh!) it’s an island. No wonder Twitter users were having fun. Especially after he said this:
“This is an island. Surrounded by water. Big water. Ocean water.”
That’s Trump for you. Always stating the obvious. Who could have guessed that islands are surrounded by water?
Take it away, Twitter users:
Even Michael Moore chimed in:
This is big water. In fact this is yuge….We will put a wall around the water to keep it safe. Believe me folks. And Cuba will pay for it.
— Jon Stewart fan (@PoliticaPower) September 29, 2017
Wait "big" AND "ocean" water? Shit – this is more serious than I thought. https://t.co/rkxZDOwByz
— The Contrarian (@Lazy_Contrarian) September 29, 2017
Ikr? Islands generally are surrounded by water. Big water. Ocean water. Please just stop talking like a three year old.
— Tammy (@tamaraellin) September 29, 2017
tremendous water. It's tremendous
— Fiona Kenny ?? (@FionaKenny1) September 29, 2017
Welcome to the Big Water pic.twitter.com/IRRlHhmnp4
— Maliboo Stacy, MPH (@MalibuStacyMPH) September 29, 2017
I can't get past "big water". What the ever living fuck?!?
— Marie (@Murray6971) September 29, 2017
Big water? Ocean water? We know what the fuck an island is, you stupid bigot See Spot Run impersonator. Do your fucking job https://t.co/ZU5bUkjlQA
— The Halfcourt Press (@THalfCourtPress) September 29, 2017
I literally read a story once about gorillas describing a massive flood that affected their habitat as "big water."
— Mallory ?️? (@MdotClure) September 29, 2017
Time to take a stand! Big water is at our shores now! USA! USA! USA!
— Dissident Milkman ? (@illmilkman) September 29, 2017
Oh wow! I didn’t realize it’s big ocean water. Now it makes sense why you spent 7 days attacking sports stars instead of helping Puerto Rico https://t.co/K1h2I0aReN
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) September 29, 2017
Waiting for Trump to mix up talking points.
“We had the votes for health care but one Senator was surrounded by water. BIG water. Ocean"
— Sam Stein (@samstein) September 29, 2017
TEXAS: We will rebuild!
Florida: We will rebuild!
Puerto Rico: There's a big ocean. Terrible infrastructure. So much debt. Unfair media!
— Matt Pearce ? (@mattdpearce) September 29, 2017
The Hill notes that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) also took issue with Trump, saying that he should put the military in charge of delivering aid to the devastated U.S. colony.
But instead of doing this, he blamed the island’s massive debt for making the response to Hurricane Maria more challenging. Of course he went there. This is Trump after all.
“Ultimately the government of Puerto Rico will have to work with us to determine how this massive rebuilding effort … will be funded, and what we will do with the tremendous amount of existing debt already on the island.”
And he followed that up with more inane commentary:
“We will not rest, however, until the people of Puerto Rico are safe. These are great people. We want them to be safe and sound and secure and we will be there every day until that happens.”
Critics have noted the Trump administration acted more quickly and responsively, providing aid to Texas and Florida in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but administration officials deny this. Perhaps this is because these states aren’t islands surrounded by water.
So trucks can drive through.
It’s now been more than a week since the Hurricane battered the Caribbean, and Puerto Rico’s streets are still flooded with nasty, stagnant water, and even at this late date, the island is still without electricity. And at least 3.5 million of the island’s inhabitants are still without running water, The Verge reports.
The rest of the world looks to the U.S. to see what we will do. And all we can offer up is a president who speaks fluent three-year-old.
You can watch Trump discuss all that big water in the video below.
Featured image by CrazyLaughAction via YouTube video