President Bully

He didn’t. He didn’t. Even he can’t be that stupid and petty and egomaniacal. Can he?

Tss. Of course he can. There is no limit to how stupid and petty and egomaniacal he can be. He could run over a bunch of children and complain about the mess on his tires.

Trump responded Saturday morning to harsh critiques from San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz by targeting her personally. The president accused the mayor of playing politics and succumbing to pressure from fellow Democrats to attack his administration. He also, remarkably, directly attacked her and other Puerto Rican officials’ leadership.

“They want everything done for them.”

He typed, from his golf club in New Jersey where he is spending yet another weekend profiteering and playing golf while those pesky little brown people in Puerto Rico keep on being dehydrated and sick and in danger of heat stroke.

There has been anecdotal evidence that Trump doesn’t quite get it. He has repeatedly misstated the size of the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico. He has repeatedly talked about what a tough state the island was in to begin with — as if to shift blame. He has talked repeatedly about how Puerto Rico is an island “in the middle of the ocean” — as if to temper expectations. He has even talked about how Puerto Rico might be made to repay the cost of its recovery. And he’s decided to take a weekend at his golf club in New Jersey right now, even as the scope of the problems in Puerto Rico is growing.

Puerto Rico is, of course, not “in the middle of” the ocean at all – it’s one of a group of large and small islands near the coasts of North and South America. It’s an island, it’s surrounded by water, but it’s not in the middle of the ocean. It has near neighbors.

The man is a monster.

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