In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is in dire circumstances. Days after Hurricane Irma passed over the island, leaving a million people without electricity, Hurricane Maria doubled down and hit PR directly. Now, the island is in shambles, and it’s difficult for aid to get in to people. While 3.4 Million American citizens (because Puerto Rico is an American territory, not its own country) struggle to survive these devastating conditions, Donald Trump was tweeting about the NFL and people exercising their legal right to protest.
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Donald Trump also mislead everyone into thinking that Puerto Rico was somehow the cause of its own debt and poor infrastructure. But Puerto Rico’s inability to be prepared for such a devastating hit by a hurricane has to do directly with the policies the United States put in place over it. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive clip from Jeff Johnson‘s 3 Things You Should Know on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”
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What Puerto Rico Looks Like After Hurricane Maria [PHOTOS]
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1. Fajardo, PR: A woman pulls a trash can past a destroyed home.
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2. Fajardo, PR: A coin weighing scale lies between debris from a destroyed bar.
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3. San Juan, PR: Residents walk past damaged homes following Hurricane Maria.
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4. San Juan, PR: A thick tree completely raised from the ground.
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5. San Juan, PR: Cars cross flooded waters on a bridge.
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6. Fajardo, PR: A damaged sail boat washed ashore following Hurricane Maria.
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7. San Juan, PR: Residents begin the recovery process after Hurricane Maria damaged their homes.
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8. San Juan, PR: A neighborhood flooded and devastated by the storm.
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9. Luquillo, PR: Concrete power line poles lie on a highway.
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10. San Juan, PR: Flooded streets devastate the island.
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