On Donald Trump's belated trip to survey hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, the president accomplished the remarkable feat of saying exactly all of the wrong things to victims of a devastating disaster.
Trump prepped for the trip by spending the weekend making the crisis about himself, criticizing San Juan's mayor from his golf club and disparaging all Puerto Ricans as lazy people who "want everything done for them."
With that in mind, here's all of the nice things The Donald said to patch things up!
Trump: Officials should be "proud" Hurricane Maria only killed 16, compared to a "real catastrophe" like Katrina https://t.co/aZS9GvwR0I pic.twitter.com/vwntsm9uQY— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 3, 2017
Note: The death toll is almost certain to be higher, but the death toll doesn't make Hurricane Maria any less "real" than Hurricane Katrina. Also, "thousands and thousands" of people didn't die in Katrina.
President Trump: “I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you’ve thrown our budget a little our of whack” https://t.co/nDSnQPbfdq— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 3, 2017
Note: Trump threw his own budget out of whack and bankrupted the Secret Service.
Trump in Puerto Rico...”nobody’s ever heard of a category 5 hurricane hitting land.”— Jody DelBrocco (@JodyDelBrocco) October 3, 2017
Except for the 33 that have since 1924. #Dotarded pic.twitter.com/FAwUYRAYC4
Note: Everyone has. 33 have hit land since 1924.
Trump to hurricane victim in Puerto Rico: "Have a good time" pic.twitter.com/ri3C8AdG6t— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 3, 2017
Note: There is not a good time to be had in the rubble of your home.
Look at that smooth free throw!
Note: A picture is worth a thousand words.