Two weeks after the devastating Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Donald Trump visited the island on Tuesday, October 3. The opportunity for the US president to participate in a distribution of essential products to the victims. Except that it was in the manner of a basketball player that he threw rolls of paper towels as if it were an amusement. A sequence that has not failed to arouse indignation on social networks.
Once again surreal! During a visit to the island of Puerto Rico on Tuesday, October 3, Donald Trump threw rolls of paper towels to victims of Hurricane Maria in the manner of a basketball player. Another tense lack of tact and respect came to conclude his passage on the island during which the American president multiplied the odd ones.
Donald Trump began by shocking the inhabitants by explaining to them with the aplomb that he was known , that they had been lucky compared to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, which was a ” real catastrophe “, according to he said: ” Sixteen lives are a lot, but if you compare it to the thousands of people killed by other hurricanes, it’s not quite as bad, ” said the leader of the free world.
” I hate to tell you about Puerto Rico, but you destabilize our budget, ” he said. Continuing in a cynicism of which he does not seem to be aware, Donald Trump on leaving the island, also invited the victims to … ” well have fun “. For information, two weeks after the devastating passage of this category 4 hurricane, Puerto Rico still wounds its wounds: only 7% of the island has current, more than 9000 people live in sheltersand only 40% of the means of communication have been restored, according to the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA). A large proportion of the inhabitants also have no drinking water or fuel.