Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and local officials are describing “apocalyptic” conditions.
Without power and communications in much of the island, millions of people, including city leaders and first responders, have been cut off from the world since Maria hit Wednesday.
Authorities flew over the island Saturday, and were stunned by what they saw. No cellphones, water or power. Roads completely washed away and others blocked by debris, isolating residents.
And while Donald Trump spent his weekend on Twitter, complaining about sports figures trying to draw attention to police brutality, Puerto Rico residents are desperate for rescue and aid. Politico reporter Colin Wilhelm was able to get through to Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, who said they aren’t getting the aid they’ve requested:
Seeing how desperate the situation is, Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to plea for Trump to intervene and order the USNS Comfort, a mobile medical facility, to reach the island.
The USNS Comfort was designed for provide mobile surgical hospital service and acute medical care in disaster or humanitarian relief.
Watch San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz describe the “horror in the streets” taking place in San Juan as they struggle to recover without power, food, water, or medicine.
And while people are dying in Puerto Rico, homes and livelihoods destroyed, this is what Donald Trump has been doing all morning: