Leaked Memo Shows Scramble To Do Damage Control From Trump’s Horrible Tweets About Puerto Rico | THE POLITICUS

Leaked Memo Shows Scramble To Do Damage Control From Trump’s Horrible Tweets About Puerto Rico

On Sunday morning, after what must have felt like the longest 11 days in Puerto Rican history, the inhabitants of the disaster-stricken island finally got some good news: The Trump administration was going to start telling them how well everything was going.

That’s sarcasm, of course. The Trump administration doesn’t talk to brown people.

Instead, they talk about brown people. And the way they’re doing so may be about to change. obtained by Axios, Trump’s Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert is planning on changing the narrative of the catastrophically bad relief efforts directed by Team Trump.

Highlights from the memo, some of which run contrary to what Trump is currently tweeting:

  • “I recommend that today and tomorrow we use the general theme of supporting the governor and standing with the people of Puerto Rico”
  • “Monday and Tuesday we can pivot hopefully to a theme of stabilizing”
  • “Then we start a theme of recovery planning for the bright future that lies ahead for Puerto Rico”
  • “Planned hits, tweets, tv bookings and other work will limit the need for reactionary efforts”
  • “The storm caused these problems, not our response to it”

As you can see, Bossert and his crew are trying hard to limit the damage Donald Trump has done with his alienating, self-serving bullshit.

But it will be difficult: Even now, Trump is tweeting horrible things about the people of Puerto Rico, who have fallen far short of the adoration he believes he deserves. He went so far as to call anyone who criticizes his response to the tragedy in Puerto Rico a “.”

What’s more, the American citizens on the ground in Puerto Rico know the freaking score. My heart breaks as I read some of the reports and updates from Boricua affected by the storm. What they’re going through is only compounded by Trump’s disgusting behavior:

That certainly doesn’t sound like the rosy wonderland that Tom Bossert is planning on painting Puerto Rico as.


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