Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, has not been helped by much President Trump.
The U.S. territory has been suffering from a humanitarian crisis over the past week. And while the president hasn’t introduced any relief package to Congress, Trump hasn’t shied away from discussing Puerto Rico‘s poor infrastructure and financial problems.
So there’s no surprise he’s adding the country’s geography on the list of unhelpful things to talk about.
The president spoke at the National Association of Manufacturing in Washington about his Puerto Rico relief efforts on Friday. When explaining the difficulties of repairing areas, he had something to say. Something that maybe didn’t need to be said. But that didn’t stop him.
“This is an island, surround by water. Big water. Ocean water,” he said.
The administration has been criticized by their lack of aid and discussion surrounding the humanitarian disaster. Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico without power, food and water for over a week. But despite Trump’s promising words to help Puerto Rico, Twitter didn’t waste time roasting the hell out of him on his water observation.
BREAKING NEWS: Puerto Rico is surrounded by big water, Ocean water !
— Albert C. Vizcaino ™ (@AlbertCVizcaino) September 29, 2017
We get it Trump, Puerto Rico is an island. I live on Vancouver Island, sorrounded by water, big water, the largest ocean, The Pacific Ocean.
— Moe Schutte (@momanta68) September 29, 2017
Those poor women who had to sit behind him and keep straight faces while he said this. Surprised he didn’t mention that water was wet too.
— Som Records (@SomRecordsDC) September 29, 2017
Donald Trump is a lunatic. A big lunatic. An ocean going lunatic.
— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) September 29, 2017
Donald trump is a man. Full of water. Big water. Ocean water. Likely polluted. So sad. Vote him off the island.
— Edwin Putkonen (@edputko) September 29, 2017
Waiter: Can I start you off with some drinks?
Wife: Just water.
Me: Babe, I’m paying. *to waiter* We’ll have the big water…ocean water.
— James Crabtree (@iamcrabtree) September 29, 2017
Trump continued his speech by stating the federal government will continue to work with Puerto Rico to figure out how to fund the rebuilding effort.
“We will not rest, however, until the people of Puerto Rico are safe. These are great people,” he added. “We want them to be safe and sound and secure and we will be there every day until that happens.”
Leaders in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital had a lot of suspicions over these claims.
We’ll be waiting for his words to turn into actions, but until then thank you for the geography lesson Mr. President.