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Puerto Rico Stumps Trump

Donald Trump will always tell we that he is a “great builder.”

“You can go forward and pronounce to a guys who have 400-pound wives during home who are sceptical of me,” he told me several years ago. “But a guys who know me know I’m a good builder.”

A month before he announced his presidential candidacy in 2015, Trump smacked around a people he knew would turn his opponents as folks who “can’t build”:

He brought it adult again when he announced his presidential bid on Jun 16, 2015: “I will build a good wall — and nobody builds walls improved than me, trust me.”

The master builder was also a executive impression in his books.

“I’m a good builder,” Trump wrote in “Great Again,” his 2016 dissertation about what ails America and how he would repair it. “I’ve built buildings all over a world. I’ve had extensive success.”

Getting skyscrapers, hotels and golf courses built requires innumerable formulation and government skills. Developers emanate and guard supply bondage so that building materials can get to construction sites. They arrange able work crews and muster them opposite deadlines and budgets. They come adult with architectural plans, mostly from scratch, and have a foreknowledge and imagination to change beauty and practicality. They understanding constantly with hurdles, surprises and complexities.

These are precisely a business and executive skills that could be of good use currently in Puerto Rico, that has been flattened by a span of hurricanes and is mired in a humanitarian crisis.

Yet President Trump waited days to even acknowledge there was a problem in Puerto Rico. When he finally addressed a predicament on Monday, he did so around a array of Twitter free-for-alls that emphasized a island’s debt swamp rather than specifics about how his administration would soothe a hardships of 3.4 million people who are though electricity, have singular phone service, and are struggling to secure poor reserve of water, food and gas.

To be sure, a U.S. troops and a Federal Emergency Management Association have now sent thousands of sovereign crew to broach food and supplies.