President Trump, Puerto Rico, Donald Trump discussed on Indivisible
So marklevinshow power. Nice to have you with us. Ben Ferguson, filling in for the great one Marco van. He will be back with you next week can hurricane foreign. Is having a really big impact on the east coast. We're going to get you another live update from the ground from one of our affiliates. WB BT in Charlotte. They're going to talk with us coming up in about twenty five minutes. We'll have them there. What we're seeing? Now is unfortunately, five confirmed casualties deaths as foreign keeps battering the Carolinas to those people were a mother in an infant shower when a tree fell through their house killing them is so sad to see this. But also so encouraging to see how many Americans are joining together, including the Cajun army who are out there helping save people's lives as we're seeing the same type of flooding that we saw with hurricane Harvey down in Houston last year. A lot of people are coming together in these communities and people were coming in from other states to help people in these communities and get them out of these areas where they need so much help. I say all that to also deal with the reality of what's going on politically today as storms hitting Democrats decided at the with the leader Nancy Pelosi onstage to blame Donald Trump for post. Hurricane Maria suicides in Puerto Rico. Democratic Representative from New York directly blame Donald Trump for what she said was a spike in suicides across Puerto Rico after. They're terrible response from this administration. Of all the press conferences that Sheila jackson-lee and other Democrats could have had today. They could add a press conference telling people what they need to do and how they could make things better and everything else. I mean, they they could have done that. They actually have done that. They didn't. They could have given out numbers of places where people send money and get involved in support with operations of feed those that may be gone away from the house. They didn't do that. Instead. They decide to have a press conference to start the narrative that anything bad that happens because of hurricane Florence is actually the fault of Donald Trump. And the away to you start that narrative is to start saying that people died importer Rico because of Donald Trump and to double down on that on the day when this hurricanes hitting the already get that in people's minds. So when they do see something bad that happens, then immediately they will say well now, we know who to blame. It's Donald Trump. Here's part of what they said this press conference today this press conference happen today. We know now that this conditions resulted in almost three thousand loss of our fellow citizens. Whether it was from dialysis machines a medical care not functioning a loss of air conditioning in extreme heat or the site rate spiking due to despair, these death-toll can be attributed to Maria and the administration's response today. Sadly, we are watching. As an older. Enormous. Hurricane lands on American soil. And so the fact that we have been affirmed and reaffirmed at three thousand plus died, and as I've seen congressman Velazquez cry. Because people in Puerto Rico or committing suicide then I think what we're here today is to give solutions to plea for the money, and to demand that the administration stand up to its responsibilities realizing that the greatest job that they have been the American people are in war. The American people are in disaster. The administration needs to do its job. I mean, it's incredible. That on this Friday when this storms hitting the two narratives that are being pushed today instead of helping the people in the pathway that storm is one we're going to go after cavenaugh by saying thing happened in highschool, even though apparently the FBI is not interested in Feinstein's cavenaugh letter. The FBI will not be investigating Senator Dianne Feinstein's last second attempt to smear supreme court nominee Brett cabin. Are. We found that out. That's after noon. But don't worry. They'll push that narrative, and the other is well just know that if anything bad happens with hurricane foreign, it's really Donald Trump's fault. Because it's his fault that people died in Puerto Rico, not local elected officials, not handing out the water. The federal government sent down. They're not the clear what we found out was corruption the federal government down there with even how they were paying and high jacking the rates up and getting kickbacks on those who were supposed to restore power. How much of the goods and services in the money that we sent down there disappeared. Where where's the New York Times doing an article on that? They won't do it. Because it doesn't hurt. Donald trump. I want to get to your phone calls one eight hundred or I should say one eight seven seven. Three eight one thirty eight eleven one eight seven seven three eight one thirty eight eleven and see what you think about all of this. Let me go first. To marry Mary you are from Puerto Rico. You hear them try to push this narrative today that these people that commit suicide. It's really Trump's fault. It's the administration's fault year from Puerto Rico, give me your reaction. I I don't even know where to start to be honest with you. Let me start from the beginning. I I was a democrat up until recently I voted for Hillary. Unfortunately, I have a democrat my life. And this situation has really opened my eyes. My eighty Puerto Rico. My friend that works for the power light. That was sent there to help restore electricity. Puerto Rico has opened my eyes to what happened input Ligo where my roommate's from what I can tell you. It's other local government instead of restoring electricity. I in the hospital clinics. They didn't they actually decided to restore hospital to restore electricity and supermarkets and what shopping mall because for them. It was better for Puerto Ricans to go spend whatever money they had by clone. Instead of saving their lives in the hospital, which is the main hospital central maybe that hospital didn't have electricity until like, maybe seven days later, what Lyle the shopping mall, the main shopping mall. Even sounds line. Hot 'electricity. Days later. So you tell me what does Trump have to do with that nothing? Well, and we also found out about kickbacks that were coming back to the local electric officials when they were working to help businesses get in business to take advantage of people's desperation because their basic services were deliberately not being turned back on life was not getting back to normal because when you you have to spend more money, right when you are desperate for basic necessities. Well, you know, I know that there were a politics being held at the at the port ships that were standing at the poor waiting to be delivered on the mayor and the governor of Puerto Rico didn't do anything about losing excuses other roles where unbelievable or Roach Wayne possible. But you know, what she is the governor. She knows Puerto Rico more than anybody else. The mayor knows Puerto Rico more than anybody else. And to be honest with you, Trump has Trump, actually, you know, something now that I remember Trump went to Puerto Rico when he had the press conference. Remember that he was sitting next to the mayor. I forgot he I can't remember some of the local elected officials refused to sit and work with Trump. Well, I know that I remember seeing a press conference with the mayor President Trump in Puerto Rico, President Trump. Them. How many so far he said sixteen the mayor said sixteen I'm Ben Trump's a really sixteen. Wow. That's impressive. Not impressive. Because you know, he was happy to seventy or sixty people die, but impressive. Just such a major storm had only caught sixteen death the bay or a photo Rico said to him sixteen I understand that it was too. So I understand it was too. So for may, maybe for the mayor to speak about the total death. But you know, what you three thousand people die there as the mayor of the governor's fault. Because I know that Trump the impossible. We all saw. I mean, the Democrats me. So we are death that we're stupider. We don't we don't watch the news. We watched the you. I watch the news. This is why voting for them any. I am. I am. I don't even know how to express my feelings. How I am. I am. I can't believe that. I've been all my life. Lied about this. How lawyers they are. It's it's incredible. I don't know what else please help me out here. Well, let me say this. I'm glad that you figured it out. And I mean that sincerely because you got to see it firsthand and people are not writing these articles about the corruption which Maria's is a big part of the problem. And again, this is why today you have Democrats holding a press conference on the day that this hurricane foreign sitting saying that Donald Trump is responsible for suicides in Puerto Rico. So that that will be the story that will be in people's heads. So if anything bad happens with the storm, they can immediately blame it on. Donald trump. Lisa. You are on the marklevinshow. Ben Ferguson filling in tonight highly. So go ahead. Why you doing well? Thank you certification. My call great to talk to you. Give me your take on this. I take on this is I'm first of all like to say that I am embarrassed by Bill from Pennsylvania because I'm from Pennsylvania. I'm originally a New Yorker as you here, but I've been living here for twenty years that just somebody comes from this this state with such eight inch was mind blowing. I really think that people need to put the blame where it lies and they're accusing Trump of being political. What about the mayor and the governor that would make a deal with the truckers that will on strike in wanted to move those products to get it to the people that wasn't political. It's certainly watch. What about FEMA coming out and saying that that mayor and did not attend FEMA meetings because they had no intention of delivering that stuff to the people how they were they were making it political. But where's that story in the media? You never hear it. Also, I remember a radio station where on the team. A government official call the non image from Puerto Rico to tell the truth that the corruption. That they would move to stuff to get it to the people. And then they have the nerve to blame this president. It's unbelievable. And I'm disgusted by it. And you look at all of that water that is sitting down there on that tarmac waiting and the elected officials didn't hand it out, and they still want to blame. Donald Trump for that. Donald Trump's job is to get you the resources the local ex-officials job to hand out those resources in the most appropriate manner, and they just let the water sit there and rot. That's right now, what about that that made a nasty shock. No. That one that was in the middle of all of the yes. While people while she was claiming that people are suffering in dire dying. She had time to make a custom T shirt blaming Donald Trump. What about her pictures that came out of her hanging out with Gutierrez? Oh, that's no coincidence. Right there. I think what set up are. I think that Gutierrez that they set up their own people of Puerto Rico to suffer with that storm. So that they could blame the president for it. I think it was a political setup. I think it was a hit job. Well, they certainly wanted to make sure that the president suffered with the bad news. Lisa. Appreciate the phone. Call one eight seven seven three eight one thirty eight eleven we'll have more on this news of the Democrats again now claiming in a press conference today that Donald Trump's responsible for all suicides in Puerto Rico because of the storm that's his fault. Then Ferguson filling in for the great one. We'll be right back. folks today, I'm here to talk about congress. No, not about the upcoming elections. Those are very important. Now, I'm here to talk about hillsdale's groundbreaking new online course, congress how it used to work and why it doesn't and that title right there sums up why you really should take. 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