It’s been over a week since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. The entire island and its infrastructure have been destroyed by this storm, not to mention it was recovering from Hurricane Irma, which had landed four days before.
And while this island is in a complete crisis, Donald Trump is tweeting about football.
For the last week, while Puerto Rico has been trying to recover from this massive storm, Trump has been complaining about football. He did take a break from his incredibly presidential twitter ranting to let everyone know that, “This is an island sitting in the middle of an ocean, a really, really big ocean.” He also tweeted that the island is in “deep trouble” because it was “already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt.”
This story is newsworthy because it affects all of Puerto Rico. People died and more people will die if we do not help them. This is a humanitarian crisis in the making. A natural disaster is not the fault of the region it hits or the people in that region, and what the people of Puerto Rico need now is immediate action from those who are able to help. There is a collection point for donations for hurricane relief at Wings book store in Saint Petersburg, Florida, and they are collecting between now and Sunday for a shipment to San Juan.
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