Skip to comments.'Nero' at the 'Petting Zoo': Joy Reid Claims 'Puerto Rico Is Trump's Katrina'
Posted on 09/24/2017 7:17:20 PM PDT by Kaslin
In case you didn’t get enough MSNBC on TV, you can check out Joy Reid on The Daily Beast with a wild and woolly editorial headlined: “Puerto Rico Is Trump's Katrina: President Donald Trump … does not care … about brown and black people.” (Ellipses in the original.)
At least it was marked “OPINION.” It also had the unsubtle subheadline “NERO.” Reid began with the usual flourish:
As a dam cracked in Puerto Rico, spreading fear across an already devastated island, Donald Trump was in Alabama, calling a black former NFL player a “son-of-a-bitch.”
During a 90-minute rant that veered from incoherence to the raw belligerence we’ve come to know in the Age of Trump, the madman who is president went after sidelined NFL quarterback Collin Kaepernick without calling him by name.
This is pure DNC advertising copy....or maybe a nasty NAACP commercial spiking the race card. So when Trump actually interacted with African-American hurricane victims, Reid dragged out a nasty "petting zoo" metaphor:
Trump visited Texas, making a petting zoo out of black evacuees and writing his name on a wall. He vowed to visit Puerto Rico, too. He called the governor. But mostly, he focused on his preening, and stage stalking in Alabama, where the contest to replace his attorney general in the U.S. Senate gave him a chance to do the thing he loves most: be Donald Trump.
Reid was reminding readers of 2005, when rapper Kanye West used a Katrina telethon to trash President George W. Bush who "didn't care about black people." It was a low blow, one that Bush said really hurt. So of course, Reid wants to drag that metaphor out for another use:
How will history remember Donald Trump’s response to the serial natural disasters that flattened U.S. territories and hemispheric friends in the Caribbean? How will it record a president who with his party dismisses climate change as a hoax, whose sympathies come by tweet, and who spends the days of devastation for American territories largely populated by black and brown citizens, preening in Alabama?
Are your absolutely sure that isn’t Jerry Reid?
She’s right. This will be Trump’s Katrina.
Puerto Rico needs to be evacuated.
Reid is another imbecile dude in a James brown wig.
So tired of racists like her spouting off inanities and the MSM abets.
It’s Puerto Rico’s Katrina and no one else’s. They didn’t invest in their dam and have no one else to blame, just as the politicians in New Orleans ignored their levees.
Dats a bald lady wearing a John Edwards wig! And it don’t fit too good!
Heck. Puerto Rico is not even a State. Give them complete independence and wish them well. Send them the usual amount of aid we send small nations in this circumstance.
Not you Kaslin :)
Big storm, big problems, it’s Katrina.
Even though he already won on Harvey.
Real genius that Joy person.
“:^) Well, that’s better than what I was thinking.
Maybe they ignored the levees themselves, but they sure didn't ignore the federal moolah that was sent down to keep them in good order.
“How will history remember Donald Trumps response to the serial natural disasters that flattened U.S. territories and hemispheric friends in the Caribbean?”
Those “hemispheric friends” are the ones who “wants to get PAID” for global warming - trying to attach themselves to American taxpayers’ wallets when they aren’t even Americans. FWIW, there is now plenty of work for illegals here if they’ll relocate to Mexico City to rebuild...
The Trump administration is aggressively involved in assisting Puerto Rico in numerous ways including:
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agencys (FEMA) continues to coordinate federal support for U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Ricos response efforts. Federal partners are aggressively working to meet and overcome challenges to opening ports and restoring power to bring additional life-saving commodities and personnel into disaster-affected areas.
FEMA Urban Search & Rescue
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) successfully opened five airports in Puerto Rico, and two airports in the U.S. Virgin Islands, for military and relief flights to bring in commodities, and lifesaving and life-sustaining resources. Federal partners established a fuel distribution site in San Juan for federal and local entities, to support first responder and critical facility needs.
Flights and sea vessels loaded with commodities are arriving or awaiting airport/port clearance for delivery:
Six commercial barges transported and delivered meals, water, generators, cots, and other commodities to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
An air bridge is established, flying three flights per day to St. Croix, each carrying approximately 33,000 meals.
The logistics support ship SS Wright arrived carrying more than 1.1 million meals, and nearly one million liters of freshwater.
Two shipping barges with 1.2 million liters of water, 31 generators, and more than 6,000 cots arrived in St. Thomas.
Two additional shipping barges loaded with food, water, and emergency relief supplies are en route to the Caribbean Sea from Florida.
Millions of additional meals are being flown to Puerto Rico from staging areas in Kentucky and Florida.
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is transporting a shipment of 124,000 gallons of diesel fuel to Puerto Rico, with arrival in the coming days.
Did she have any pronouncements when the Marxist Conflicted was in office?
What’s Ho Reid doing to help?
Trump says hell visit storm-ravaged Puerto Rico
Joy.... what a misnomer.
The f*ckheads have trying to get Trump like they got Bush. They never give up.
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