The President of the United States is apparently incapable of being respectful when speaking of the island of Puerto Rico, where millions of American citizens are still struggling to find clean water and electricity after the ravages of Hurricane Maria.
During today’s ceremony marking “Hispanic Heritage Month,” President Trump made a show of mocking the Latino accent in saying “PUerto Rico,” laughing, and then saying it in his usual accent.
Pres. Trump: “PUerto Rico. We love PUerto Rico. And we also love Puerto Rico." pic.twitter.com/3fbzGvybd4
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) October 6, 2017
There’s no reason for him to have done this except to slyly wink at his racist fans and to make fun of Hispanics to their face – unless the decaying morass of oatmeal that passes for his brain had a sudden short-circuit.
Given Trump’s reprehensible feud with the Mayor of San Juan and his very clear neglect of the island following the hurricane’s landfall, it’s painfully obvious what Trump is really doing here.