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Luis Gutierrez: Trump Will Give Florence Victims More Help Because He Owns Golf Clubs, Wineries in Region

Luis Gutierrez: Trump Will Give Florence Victims More Help Because He Owns Golf Clubs, Wineries in Region

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) implied on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s response to Hurricane Florence will be more “empathetic” and better than his response to Hurricane Maria because Trump “has a golf club in North Carolina.”

Gutierrez blasted what he said were Trump’s “simply delusional” remarks about having done “one of the best jobs that’s ever been done” in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and he claimed Trump “had a meltdown because he doesn’t like being criticized by women or by people of color, so the [San Juan mayor’s] words were more than the president could take.”

Or should we call it the dead zone?” Gutierrez said.

“The sad truth is that in trying so hard to make sure that the hurricane did not become ‘Trump’s Katrina,’ we lost far more lives,” he continued, claiming that “more people died in Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico than died in Hurricane Katrina, and than died in the attacks of 9/11.”

The retiring Illinois Democrat—who announced this week that he will not run to be Chicago’s next mayor and has expressed interest in moving to Puerto Rico after he leaves Congress—then ripped Trump for not showing enough “humility” in admitting what Gutierrez claimed was a “tremendous and deadly mistake” after Hurricane Maria.

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