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Sun Oct 1, 2017, 10:31 AM

Bernie Sanders shred Trump over his unspeakable racist response to Puerto Rican hurricane survivor

“You know,” Sanders sharply replied. “Speaking from his fancy golf club, playing golf with his billionaire friends, attacking the mayor of San Juan, struggling to bring electricity to the island, food to the island, water to the island, gas to the island, that is just — it is unspeakable!”

“I don’t know what world Trump is living in” the animated Vermont senator continued. “People in Puerto Rico are suffering one of the worst disasters in the history of that island. We have got to do everything we can to help them. We all have got to remember, the people of Puerto Rico are American citizens, entitled to the same help as the people of any other community in America.”

“Given the president’s history on race, given the fact that he, a few months ago, told us that there were good people on both sides, when neo-Nazis were marching in Charlottesville, yeah, I think we have a right to be suspect that he is treating the people of Puerto Rico in a different way than he has treated then people of Texas or Florida.”

Full article and video at:
https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/watch-bernie-sanders-shred-trump-over-his-unspeakable-racist-response-to-puerto-rican-hurricane-survivors/

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Reply Bernie Sanders shred Trump over his unspeakable racist response to Puerto Rican hurricane survivor (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Oct 2017 OP
Weekend Warrior Oct 2017 #1
DK504 Oct 2017 #2
NCjack Oct 2017 #4
robbob Oct 2017 #6
NCjack Oct 2017 #9
Generic Other Oct 2017 #3
PatrickforO Oct 2017 #5
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2017 #7
Generic Other Oct 2017 #8
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2017 #11
Generic Other Oct 2017 #12
anneboleyn Oct 2017 #10
Maraya1969 Oct 2017 #13
riderinthestorm Oct 2017 #14

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 10:32 AM

1. K&R nt

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 10:53 AM

2. Speaking from his fancy golf club, playing golf with his billionaire friends, attacking the mayor

... of San Juan, struggling to bring electricity to the island, food to the island, water to the island, gas to the island, that is just — it is unspeakable!”

Playing from his "fancy", gaudy club that only rich can join giving the same people tax breaks that will break the backs of the middle class, even the top 10% earners and the working class. The tax breaks that will destroy those on Medicare, Medicaid, & those on Disability. This tax plan will put people out on the streets.Telling people that those that make $12,000 a year won't have to pay taxes is ridiculous, they don't have to pay taxes as it is, it is below the poverty level.

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Response to DK504 (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 11:46 AM

4. Trump is taking his sticks to PR -- FEMA told him the golf course is operating. nt

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Response to NCjack (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 01:10 PM

6. Are you serious?

I actually had that thought; Trump getting in a round while visiting PR, but then I thought, no WAY he could be THAT politically tone deaf.

Maybe he's instructed the recovery teams to prioritize getting the links up and running?

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Response to robbob (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 01:16 PM

9. Only 50% serious. Not quite sarcasm.

I actually believe that he instructed his valet to include his golf clubs in his luggage and to call ahead to make arrangements at the country club. And, oh, make sure that b.... in San Juan is not invited. But, General Kelly quashed 45's instructions.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 11:12 AM

3. Every decent American should be speaking out!

Fucking Trump! It's infuriating beyond belief.

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 12:22 PM

5. I am. I've written and telephoned my Senators and US Rep.

I've also signed petitions.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 01:13 PM

7. Bad part is tRump's got the bully pulpit.

Isn't there a way the public can petition Twitter to block his use of their service?

I still can't believe the damage to the USA caused his use of a stupid 140-character social media service!

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 01:15 PM

8. Let him speak

His words condemn him. Daily!

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 01:38 PM

11. Yes, but the medium he uses is inappropriate for a president.

Presidents are supposed to issue statement via written press releases, formal written presidential statements and press conferences. This guy is not just discussing golf here.

One of the biggest problems if using "social" media is that it creates an air of informality, so "anything goes". You may have noticed that many republicans - when asked about his tweets - simply pass it off as nothing! So, he essentially gets a free pass to say anything below the dignity of the office, and get away with it. Unfortunately, the world is watching. There's nothing trite or off-the-cuff about many of his statements, they are implied policy statements - which are published in the press world-wide.

I'm afraid he's already been condemned as far as he can possibly be condemned. So, he's just using twitter to feed red meat to his base. He could care less what anyone else thinks.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 01:48 PM

12. When he stops tweeting the media starts praising him

They say he is acting presidential. This is how low the bar is now set.

So let the tweets continue to bring his poll numbers down.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 01:28 PM

10. His behavior has been horrifying. Trump gets worse every single day. A total monster.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 10:38 PM

13. Explain to people who don't understand like this: Consider the government is a household

When the government gives big tax breaks to the wealthy it is like the household loses a lot of income.

What happens to the household is they can't afford to fix the place up, buy the things they want and they go into debt trying to make ends meet.

This is what happens to the country when they don't have the money needed to run it.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 10:49 PM

14. K&R! nt

 

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