On any given day, the president of the United States is liable to tweet nonsense. That isn’t an opinion; it’s a fair assessment of what the president tweets: a mix of hyperbole, self-congratulation, bullying and on more than one occasion, outright lies.
As people in the Carolinas prepare themselves for the onslaught of Hurricane Florence, Donald Trump proved that he doesn’t know what the word “success” means when he praised his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year—where an estimated 3,000 people died as a result of the storm.
In October 2017, weeks after Hurricane María first made landfall in Puerto Rico, Donald Trump praised Governor Ricardo Rossello on the disaster’s low death toll.
An Atlanta woman whose one-person company was contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide millions of meals to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, but delivered only a fraction of that, says that FEMA is to blame.
Back-to-back strikes from two major hurricanes last year, Irma and Maria, have undone years of economic and social growth in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a new report from the Washington Post finds. The storms have so thoroughly disrupted the islands’ economy, education and health systems that “a generation of Virgin…
On Oct. 3, during his horrific visit to Puerto Rico, Donald Trump congratulated the island’s governor, Ricardo Roselló, on the U.S. territory’s death toll following the devastation wrought by Hurricane María.
A new report from the New York Times has uncovered the startling gap between what Whitefish Energy, the small energy company that was charged with rebuilding Puerto Rico’s devastated power grid, charged for its workers and what it actually paid.
After weeks of repairs, Puerto Rico was hit Thursday night with a major power outage that has thrown a substantial portion of the island back into darkness.
The Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority, amid mounting controversy surrounding its $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy, has decided to cancel the deal.
Puerto Rico’s power authority, PREPA, has awarded a lucrative contract to rebuild the island’s devastated power grid to a small, 2-year-old Montana firm that had only two full-time employees at the time Hurricane Maria hit, according to a report by the Washington Post.
Last week, Donald Trump gave himself a 10 out of 10 when asked about his handling of relief efforts in Puerto Rico after the devastation left behind by Hurricane Maria. On Friday, the former governor of Puerto Rico hit him with a big #WellActually on Twitter.
More than three weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, over 35 percent of the American citizens there (and Puerto Ricans are all American citizens, every single one of them) do not have potable drinking water—and a report that came out late Friday night indicates that the residents of Dorado, Puerto Rico, are…
Here are a couple of things your tax dollars have paid for in the past few weeks: Vice President Michael Pence’s NFL protest/publicity stunt, the Scotch tape keeping Donald Trump’s ties together, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling for Jemele Hill to get fired, and federal relief workers…
When it comes to economic stability, many experts invoke the old cliché that when the U.S. sneezes, the Caribbean catches pneumonia. But who helps nurse the Caribbean back to health?
Last week, CNN’s Jake Tapper interviewed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and asked if he thought President Donald Trump’s punishing response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico had something to do with “race or ethnicity.” Sanders hesitated a bit but ultimately said, “We have a right to be suspect.”
Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria brought devastation to the island of Puerto Rico, people in the town of Aibonito still have not received any food or water from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The reason? FEMA said it’s not their job to distribute food and water to the hurricane victims.
A delegate representing the U.S. Virgin Islands has, in the most polite and diplomatic way possible, said there’s no need for Donald Trump to visit the islands, which are still recovering from hurricanes Irma and Maria.
This week, the whole world got a chance to see just how terrible the U.S. president could be when he finally made his way to the devastation in Puerto Rico. When Donald Trump wasn’t blaming Puerto Ricans for busting the budget because, you know ... aid, he was throwing paper towels and flashlights at them, claiming…
After initial claims circulated saying that the people of Puerto Rico were being denied the ability to use food stamps to purchase ready-to-eat hot foods, reports now say that a waiver has been granted so that the people who have had their island torn apart by Hurricane Maria can use food stamps to purchase prepared…
Last weekend the president of the United States turned his sights away from a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory ravaged by Hurricane Maria, to a subject more in line with his interests: black football players daring to exercise their right to peaceful protest.