Trump Warns Puerto Ricans that Colonialism Will Continue
By Ana Castillo (October 3, 2017)
“We will not rest, however, until the people of Puerto Rico are safe. …and we will be there every day until that happens,” he said.
A few days later, the Narcissist blasted:
“… Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.”
Then he went to spend the weekend golfing at one of his resorts.
Also from him:
“We’re literally starting from scratch. Ultimately, the government of Puerto Rico will have to work with us to determine how this massive rebuilding effort — will end up being one of the biggest ever — will be funded and organized, and what we will do with the tremendous amount of existing debt already on the island,” he said.
As the heir and benefactor of colonizers who have not only exploited North and South America and the Caribbean but general populations throughout the world, he reminds the Puerto Rican people that they will have to repay any rebuilding (a catastrophe arguably resulting from corporate exploitative abuse of the environment) on top of their federal debt.
It isn’t an expectation more than it is a degrading warning that Puerto Rican people have less expectation today than ever of gaining the right to self-determination.