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Trump Blames Puerto Rico for Crisis, Says FEMA Can’t Stay “Forever“

“Trump decided to attack Puerto Rico while 84% of the country is still without power and 37% is still without water.”

Arian Rodriguez covers himself with a tarp as residents wait in the rain to register with FEMA more than two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island, on October 9, 2017, in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images)

In less than an hour on Thursday morning, President Donald Trump went from encouraging Americans to watch his favorite show, Fox & Friends, to telling residents of Puerto Rico the crisis there is “largely of their own making” to ultimately saying that the US government cannot keep federal emergency workers there “forever.”

The series of tweets comes as relief workers on the ground and Puerto Rican officials say the humanitarian crisis is much worse on the ground than the rosy picture Trump continues to paint.

Disgust aimed at the president came swiftly: