Puerto Rico

Donald Trump Doesn’t Care About Puerto Ricans

Your DGB for today is to remind Trump that he has never cared about the best interests of Puerto Rico.

Back in 2008, Trump companies made some big promises to slap their name on a failing golf resort and turn the operation into some sort of bigly success. Like most of their other money-making schemes, they stood to profit whether the resort itself did or not. By 2012, Trump & Sons had driven it even farther into the ground. They took their $600,000 and bounced, leaving the small island territory with a bankrupt property in the critical tourism industry. Puerto Rico managed to recover, as we know they will after the devastation from Hurricane Maria. Just like back then, it’ll be no thanks to Trump.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/danielwagner/trumps-puerto-rican-golfing-trip-that-ended-in-bankruptcy?utm_term=.bc5ezpe1O#.hmQO37O0z

http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2017/may/04/florida-democratic-party/did-bankrupt-trump-golf-course-puerto-rico-leave-t/

DGB doesn’t know the exact whereabouts of Kanye West, but we need him to show up and make one of his post-hurricane declarations on this. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kanye-west-george-bush-black-people_us_55d67c12e4b020c386de2f5e In lieu of putting us in touch with Yeezy, you’ll channel LeBron James and tweet something to the tune of

.@realDonaldTrump U bum, use your $600K profit from your failed Puerto Rico golf course to help their humanitarian crisis NOW.

 

Help for Puerto Rico

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Your DGB for today is to help Puerto Rico.

Last week the beautiful island of Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Days later it is still without power and cell phone coverage. The road system is a mess, the hospitals with generators are running out of fuel and none of them have running water. The governor is calling the situation apocalyptic and warns of an impending humanitarian crisis. All of this, mind you, is occurring on an island that is part of the United States of America, to people who are Americans. While we can hardly blame anyone for being distracted by the fact that at any moment war with North Korea could break out and/or the President of the United States will drop the pretense and start Tweeting the N-word, it is time to act and help our fellow citizens in the Caribbean.

There are several things you can do:

Call or Resistbot your Congressperson and demand a Federal Aid package be assembled and passed.

Call or Resistbot your representatives and ask that the USN Comfort be sent to help.

Donate, donate donate. Many organizations and fundraisers have pledged help.

Unicef is promising to send aid to the children affected there: https://www.unicefusa.org/donate/support-unicef-usas-hurricane-relief-efforts-puerto-rico/32952  

The first lady of Puerto Rico set up a relief fund, United for Puerto Rico: http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/  

The Hispanic Federation promises that 100% of funds will go to relief efforts: https://hispanicfederation.org/donate

 

Grab back and help our wonderful Puerto Rico!