Why is the president taking so long to he the people in Puerto Rico?
I think there are several issues at work here:
First, getting help to Puerto Rico is truly a logistical nightmare. It's an island, so the influx of people with tools and supplies, wanting to help, isn't happening as quickly as it did with hurricanes Harvey and Irma. And the Federal resources have already been stretched pretty thin, thanks to those earlier hurricanes.
Second, I think a lot of people just aren't aware that the people of Puerto Rico are United States citizens. They are us. They deserve the same assistance as people in Texas. Even the President seems to be confused about that.
And finally, there's a race issue at play here. If the citizens of Puerto Rico were as fair skinned as I am, they'd be getting help faster, with less of the "they want everything done for them", dog-whistle commentary.
Not the President's fault.
Hard to distribute supplies when 80% of the truck drivers weren't showing up, though understandable since many had homes destroyed or lacked gas to get into work and no communications.
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