Jackson Lee: ‘Baffling’ Trump Has Tweeted More About the NFL Than Puerto Rico

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) stated that it’s “Baffling” that the president has tweeted more about the NFL than Puerto Rico and the president has more to do to deal with human suffering in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands

Jackson Lee said that the fact Trump had tweeted more about the NFL than Puerto Rico that day is “Baffling, because the outpouring of the members of Congress who are of Puerto Rican descent this morning in our closed-door meeting made it very clear that if we don’t act yesterday, there may be massive loss of life because of disease and the loss of life because of lack of access to medicine or hospitals. And clearly, the administration does not get it. I pray that we do not have another Brownie moment. Because this is serious. it’s serious in the US Virgin Islands. … I don’t think the president has even contended with the US Virgin Islands. People are still suffering in Florida. We have 185,000 homes, as indicated I to you, and I’m getting calls every single day, people waiting in their destroyed homes or near their destroyed homes for FEMA inspectors. There are not enough to get there as quickly as possible so that people can begin to rebuild. So, we’re all in a serious state of need, and I would think that the president has a lot more do sitting at his desk to deal with the human needs of the people of the United States of America.”

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