As the United States faces one challenging situation after another, Donald Trump – the guy illegally occupying the office of President of the United States after he conspired with Russia to rig the election against Hillary Clinton – keeps finding ways to make these situations significantly worse. Now Clinton, who should rightfully be in the Oval Office, is telling Trump to get his act together, while spelling out how he should be doing it.
In the days since a major hurricane devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, questions have grown louder about the lack of a proper response from the United States federal government. Thus far the Trump administration has spent less money on the Puerto Rico rescue and recovery effort than the cost of a single Trump golf vacation. This prompted Hillary Clinton to call out Trump for his insufficient response, while spelling out how she would have handled the situation if she had been allowed to take office.
Clinton posted a series of photos showing the current devastation in Puerto Rico, which had been posted by Samy Nemir Olivares. She then added her own words: “President Trump, Sec. Mattis, and DOD should send the Navy, including the USNS Comfort, to Puerto Rico now. These are American citizens” (link). In a single tweet, Hillary managed to call public attention to the American humanitarian crisis in question, and to demonstrate why she’d have made an infinitely more suitable and effective president, while also using a backdoor method of delivering her idea to Mattis.
Now we’ll see whether General Mattis uses his position as Secretary of Defense to direct the Navy to join the Puerto Rico rescue effort. However, it’s entirely possible that Donald Trump might veto such a move, simply out of spite, because it originated with Hillary Clinton to begin with. Instead of dealing with the Puerto Rico crisis, Trump has spent the morning tweeting angry rhetoric about football players.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report