BREAKING: Trump Just Took MAJOR Action In Puerto Rico, Media SILENT


The media and political elite alike have been highly critical of President Trump’s response to the catastrophe in Puerto Rico as they try to turn it into his Hurricane Katrina.

For the past week, report after report has come out criticizing the President for what they believe he should be ding as opposed to what’s actually happening. Even two-times failed president candidate Hillary Clinton has jumped into the fray, acting as if the President has done little, if anything to help the desperate people in Puerto Rico.


“President Trump, Sec. Mattis, and DOD should send the Navy, including the USNS Comfort, to Puerto Rico now. These are American citizens.”

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Just a short time later, fellow failed presidential candidate John McCain wrote a sharply critical letter berating the President for not suspending the Jones Act, which requires American ships to be used in American waters.

“The Department of Homeland Security has been given the ability to waive the Jones Act to accommodate national security concerns, and has done so twice in the last month,” McCain wrote. “These emergency waivers have been valuable to speed up recovery efforts in the impacted regions. However, I am very concerned by the Department’s decision not to waive the Jones Act for current relief efforts in Puerto Rico, which is facing a worsening humanitarian crisis following Hurricane Maria.”


However, despite widespread criticism, the fact of the matter is that the Trump administration has been on top of the hurricane response. For at least a week, the Navy has been present to airlift supplies onto the island due to the fact its infrastructure is completely destroyed.

In fact, according to Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello, his island has plenty of fuel and supplies, but they have no way of transporting these things to the areas that need them most because of the widespread destruction.

“That is critical, particularly for fuel,” he said. “One of the considerations right now is the priority of getting fuel, diesel, gasoline, all across the island. Right now we have enough fuel. We’re limited by the transportation logistics, but at some point of course, getting fuel into the island is going to be critical so that we can have the major functions of telecoms, hospitals, water, to be running appropriately.”

Despite the fact that there’s no way to transport supplies at the moment, this morning, President Trump still took a major step in freeing up the flow of relief to Puerto Rico by suspending the Jones Act to allow ships from all over the world to bring aid.

Meanwhile, the same people critical of President Trump over Puerto Rico, seem to have incredibly short memories. If you remember, when the Deepwater Horizon exploded off of the coast of Florida, Barack Obama refused to waive the Jones Act to help with the cleanup, and it wasn’t for logistical reasons – he did it to help his union buddies.


“After the Obama administration refused help from the Netherlands, Geert Visser, the consul general for the Netherlands in Houston, told Loren Steffy: ‘Let’s forget about politics; let’s get it done.’” But for Obama, politics always comes first: “The explanation of Obama’s reluctance to seek this remedy is his cozy relationship with labor unions. . . ‘The unions see it [not waiving the act] as … protecting jobs. They hate when the Jones Act gets waived.’”

(The Obama Administration belatedly accepted some foreign equipment for use in fighting the spill, although it still blocked ships with foreign crews from working in U.S. waters.  As Voice of America notes, although ”the Netherlands offered help in April,” such as providing ”sophisticated” oil “skimmers and dredging devices,” the Obama Administration blocked their crews from working in U.S. waters, and as a result, this crucial ”operation was delayed until U.S. crews could be trained” in June.  “The Dutch also offered assistance with building sand berms (barriers) along the coast of Louisiana to protect sensitive marshlands, but that offer was also rejected, even though Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal had been requesting such protective barriers.”)

Unsurprisingly, the same people criticizing President Trump now had little to say about Obama back then.


Unfortunately, regardless of whatever President Trump does, it won’t be the right thing, in the eyes of his critics.

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