Seth Meyers rips Trump’s Puerto Rico response

Seth Meyers on Tuesday lashed out at President Trump for his response to the crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

During his show, Meyers said Puerto Rico is in the midst of an “epic humanitarian crisis,” adding that the situation will only get worse in the coming days and weeks.

Meyers then blasted Trump for his tweets earlier this week on Puerto Rico, in which the president said Puerto Rico has an “old electrical grid” and owed billions of dollars to “Wall Street and the banks.”

“Hey, weren’t you the guy who was going to put Americans before Wall Street? You couldn’t even do that in a tweet!” Meyers said in response.

{mosads}”People don’t even have clean drinking water and your first instinct is to tell them they owe money. What are you, some kind of [expletive] landlord? Oh, right. You were a [expletive] landlord.”

Puerto Ricans are Americans, Meyers added.

“You wanted to make American great again, so I’ll say it again,” he said. “Puerto Rico is America. They’re included in the whole ‘Make America Great Again’ thing.”

Trump is expected to travel next week to Puerto Rico to survey the damage from Hurricane Maria, which has ravaged the island and left Americans there without power and struggling to find food and clean water.

Trump told reporters at the White House the damage on the ground prevents any earlier travel to the island, which he said has been “literally destroyed.”

The president also said Tuesday that providing supplies and other relief to Puerto Rico is more difficult than similar disaster relief efforts in Florida and Texas because the U.S. territory is a more isolated island.


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