Trump Acts Surprised That Puerto Rico Is An Island…Twitter Hilarity Ensues (VIDEO)

In his typical ham-fisted fashion, President Donald Trump made excuses Thursday for his administration’s clumsy and tardy responses to the human tragedy now occurring in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Trump Makes Inane Comments About Puerto Rico — Send In The Twitter Users

Fortunately, Twitter users didn’t fail to notice, Raw Story reports.

The fun began after Trump noted that you can’t “drive your trucks” because (duh!) it’s an island. No wonder Twitter users were having fun. Especially after he said this:

“This is an island. Surrounded by water. Big water. Ocean water.”

That’s Trump for you. Always stating the obvious. Who could have guessed that islands are surrounded by water?

Take it away, Twitter users:

Even Michael Moore chimed in:

The Hill notes that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) also took issue with Trump, saying that he should put the military in charge of delivering aid to the devastated U.S. colony.

But instead of doing this, he blamed the island’s massive debt for making the response to Hurricane Maria more challenging. Of course he went there. This is Trump after all.

“Ultimately the government of Puerto Rico will have to work with us to determine how this massive rebuilding effort … will be funded, and what we will do with the tremendous amount of existing debt already on the island.”

And he followed that up with more inane commentary:

“We will not rest, however, until the people of Puerto Rico are safe. These are great people. We want them to be safe and sound and secure and we will be there every day until that happens.”

Critics have noted the Trump administration acted more quickly and responsively, providing aid to Texas and Florida in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but administration officials deny this. Perhaps this is because these states aren’t islands surrounded by water.

So trucks can drive through.

It’s now been more than a week since the Hurricane battered the Caribbean, and Puerto Rico’s streets are still flooded with nasty, stagnant water, and even at this late date, the island is still without electricity. And at least 3.5 million of the island’s inhabitants are still without running water, The Verge reports.

The rest of the world looks to the U.S. to see what we will do. And all we can offer up is a president who speaks fluent three-year-old.


You can watch Trump discuss all that big water in the video below.

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