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News Thursday, May 31 2018

Rick Scott Can't Name A Single Way He'd Help Puerto Rico Recover

May 31, 2018

“I don’t know what I would do differently.” – Scott

In Puerto Rico today, Gov. Rick Scott couldn’t name a single way he would improve on the Trump administrations’s negligent recovery efforts — a day after a shocking report revealed that approximately 4,645 Puerto Ricans died during the administration’s abysmal response.

Reporter: What would you do different from the federal government in terms of helping Puerto Rico?

Gov. Scott: I don’t know what I would do differently. What I learned, I’ve been governor for seven and half years. So I’ve had quite a few storms and other disasters. And what I’ve learned the most is you’ve got to communicate. You’ve got to tell everybody your problem, and you’ve got to figure out how to communicate. And I know that’s what I’ve watched here, that’s what people have been trying to do the whole time, and to just solve problems. What I’ve learned in our state is just that every disaster’s a little bit different, but the more communication you have and the earlier you find a problem, the faster you can solve it. You’ve got to figure out how to build a good relationship with FEMA.

Did you hear an answer in that? A single concrete thing Rick Scott would do to help the island? A single thing Rick Scott would do differently than the Trump Administration, whose negligent response has likely cost thousands of lives?

Nope. And neither did Puerto Ricans.

“Rick Scott’s callous disregard for the plight of Puerto Ricans who are still suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria is shocking. The Trump administration’s bungled response cost thousands of Americans their lives, but Rick Scott’s too busy playing partisan politics to come up with a single way to improve on it. He should be ashamed of himself, “ said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp.
Watch the shocking Q&A here:

Published: May 31, 2018

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