Dan Rather sent a powerful warning to Trump for Insulting Dead Americans in Puerto Rico
An emotional Dan Rather wrote in his facebook Page..
Human deaths are not a scoreboard tally. An island dealing with no power and no drinking water is a catastrophe. You don’t feel the enormity of a situation sitting in an airplane hanger. And you don’t tell people dealing with a life and death crisis that they are throwing the U.S. budget out of whack – especially after unveiling a tax bill with billions of giveaways to the very wealthy.
Yet that is exactly what President Trump did, and much more, on a short hop over to Puerto Rico that was more about optics than action. Judged on this visit and all that preceded it, there is an emerging view among many Americans that the President really doesn’t seem to care much for the plight of the millions on the island who face great uncertainty and insecurity in the weeks and months to come.
Many experts in disaster relief feel that the death toll will climb unless there is more help, fast. Yet Mr. Trump shrugged off 16 reported deaths so far (the number is almost assuredly higher) when compared to the “thousands” who died in “a real catastrophe like Katrina.”
And then the President did what he always seems to do, boasted about how well he is doing. It is incumbent on the press to keep the story of Puerto Rica in front of the American people and policy makers. This is something that will not pass soon, and we will continue to bring you regular updates on this page.