Donald Trump says he is an “absolute no” on Puerto Rico becoming a state due to his dislike of San Juan mayor.

By |2018-09-25T10:18:05-08:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |13 Comments

Wait, seriously? 

Courtesy of the AP:

President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an “absolute no” on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan’s mayor remain in office, the latest broadside in his feud with members of the U.S. territory’s leadership.

Trump lobbed fresh broadsides at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, a critic of his administration’s response to hurricanes on the island last year, during a radio interview with Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera that aired Monday.

“With the mayor of San Juan as bad as she is and as incompetent as she is, Puerto Rico shouldn’t be talking about statehood until they get some people that really know what they’re doing,” Trump said in an interview with Rivera’s show on Cleveland’s WTAM radio.

Trump said that when “you have good leadership,” statehood for Puerto Rico could be “something they talk about. With people like that involved in Puerto Rico, I would be an absolute no.”

I quite literally do not know what to say here. 

I mean we have called this man petty in the past, but this is so incredibly petty that it defies definition. 

The governor of Puerto Rico was horrified:

Gov. Ricardo Rossello, an advocate of statehood for the island, said Trump’s remarks had trivialized the statehood process because of political differences.

“The president said he is not in favor of statehood for the people of Puerto Rico based on a personal feud with a local mayor. This is an insensitive, disrespectful comment to over 3 million Americans who live in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico,” Rossello said.

Here was what Mayor Cruz had to say about this:

“Trump is again accusing me of telling the truth. Now he says there will be no statehood because of me.”

Mayor Cruz is correct, Trump’s beef with her started when she refuted his claim that the response to Hurricane Maria was the “best ever.” 

And now that the numbers have come out and proven that she was correct and that thousands of Puerto Ricans died unnecessarily, he is not angry at FEMA for not responding adequately, but rather pissed off at her for pointing out the facts. 


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  1. Anonymous September 26, 2018 at 4:07 am

    How on Earth can one fucking man be so goddam stupid?

  2. anonymous September 26, 2018 at 5:39 am

    Well if you are the HMFIC there things you get to decide!

    Elections have consequences! (see Sarah Palin and Donald Drumpf!)

  3. ANON September 26, 2018 at 7:03 am

    OT “I found that comment by the president to be pretty disgusting and pretty hurtful,” John Clune, attorney for accuser Deborah Ramirez, told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” Wednesday.

    He added: “She believes wholeheartedly that it was Mr. Kavanaugh.” “Trump said Tuesday she “has nothing” and pointed to memory gaps: “She said she was totally inebriated and she was all messed up.”

    “And now a new charge comes out and she doesn’t know that it’s him but it could have been him. Oh, gee, let’s not make him a Supreme Court Justice?” Trump said mockingly, speaking of Ramirez.”

    GANG RAPE!!!

    • ARPAIO September 26, 2018 at 7:21 am

      “The agency that Mitchell comes from has come under fierce criticism for its handling of rape cases, and has a poor track record of getting justice for victims in rape, child molestation or domestic violence cases.” “the prosecutor’s office that Arpaio worked with has also had a number of high-profile fails—especially when it comes to sex crimes. Arpaio has been slammed for ignoring rape and child molestation cases so he could pursue a jihad against Latinos. Maricopa County had to pay out massive settlements as a result of Arpaio’s mishandling of rape cases.

      That includes an alleged 2014 gang rape that prosecutors declined to take before a jury and several high-profile cases at Arizona State University in Tempe in Maricopa County, which the school has responded to by arguing that expulsion is “too severe” a punishment for rapists.”

    • Lisa? September 26, 2018 at 7:28 am

      Jeffrey Toobin slammed so-called “independent’ Republican senators Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, and Lisa Murkowski, calling them “cowards” who, when push comes to shove, would vote as the president wishes on embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Toobin smacked down the notion that any of those senators would stand up to the president. “It is worth remembering that this is not the Republican party anymore,” “This is the Trump party.”

      Toobin was unsparing in his disdain for “these senators who pretend that they are independent,” naming and shaming them publicly.
      “Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, Ben Sasse, but they’re all cowards,”

    • anon September 26, 2018 at 7:31 am

      ‘“The confirmation process should be conducted in a way that fosters trust in the process and the Supreme Court, and that seriously considers allegations of sexual violence,” Kent Sinclair and Douglas Rutzen said in a statement to the Post on Tuesday. A third member of Yale Law School’s class of 1990, Mark Osler, told the Post that the circumstances around the allegations “need to be probed.”’

    • BWLM September 26, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      “How do you think certain people would have reacted if I had come forward and been white, blond-haired and blue-eyed?” Hill asked her interviewer in 2002 at Stanford University.
      Hill’s question was rhetorical, but the American public may get an answer Thursday to the scenario she posed. That is when Christine Blasey Ford — a white, blond-haired woman — is expected to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee that Brett Kavanaugh, a Supreme Court nominee, sexually assaulted her while they were teenagers. Kavanaugh has denied the claim.
      While many comparisons have been made between Ford’s and Hill’s hearings, few have asked a question that highlights one significant difference between the two: race.
      Will people treat Ford differently than Hill because she is white?
      “Of course, Ford will be treated differently because she is white,” says Ravi Perry, a political scientist at Virginia Commonwealth University. “In fact, she already has been.”
      Why color, not just gender, matters”
      “Bailey has a word for that type of isolation: ”misogynoir.” It’s a term she coined to describe the double-barreled combination of racism and sexism that many of women of color experience.
      “Today, Hill, a professor at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, has become a heroine in the #MeToo movement. She has publicly supported Ford, as have many people who have been mobilized by a growing awareness of how pervasive sexual harassment is throughout America.
      Hill didn’t get that kind of support from the black community in 1991.”

  4. Marthe September 26, 2018 at 7:09 am

    The Orange Blowhard would hurt a whole country just to get back at one person who hurt his fee-fees. No wonder people at the United Nations laughed at him. The whole world has had two years to take his measure and is very well aware that the US has elected its village idiot as president. The 2018 mid-terms will let the world know if it was a mistake or if you really want him to represent you.

  5. Anonymous September 26, 2018 at 7:51 am

    My understanding is Puerto Ricans themselves have voted against statehood because they pay no federal income tax.

    • #51st September 26, 2018 at 8:07 am

      “A fifth referendum was held on June 11, 2017. Those who voted overwhelmingly chose statehood by 97.18% with 1.50% favoring independence and 1.32% maintaining commonwealth status; turnout, however, was 23%, a historically low figure. This figure is attributed to a boycott led by the pro-status quo PPD party.
      Nearly one year after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, in June 2018, Rep. Jenniffer González filed a bill that would pave way for Puerto Rico to become a state in 2021,

      However on September 24, 2018, President Donald Trump said he’s an absolute no on statehood for Puerto Rico.”

      • anonymouis September 26, 2018 at 10:39 am

        The ruling class in Mississippi and Alabama would both be happy to have a poorer less well educated state farther south to make fun of!

  6. Beaglemom September 26, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    I thought the San Juan mayor’s behavior immediately after the storm was wonderful. She was in the streets, helping people, while Don the Con did nothing but try to phone to Puerto Rico’s “president.” Someone had to tell the US president that Puerto Rico was part of the US and had a governor.

  7. Anonymous September 29, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Isn’t is lucky he has absolutely no say in whether they become a state or not?

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