The controversy over whether President Donald Trump properly handled the disaster of Hurricane Maria has been a central Left-wing talking point for a while now. In order to understand what really happened, it helps to get the opinion of someone who was actually there.
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello appeared on MSNBC‘s Morning Joe, where he was asked about the federal government’s response to Maria. He said, “The truth of the matter is, the president has responded. He has responded to all of our petitions. I’ve had enormous access to the president and to his staff and they have done so quickly.”
Governor Rossello went on to say that he had plenty of meetings in the White House. He admitted that he had the chance to talk to President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence personally.
It was far more than just meetings on immediate issues as well. Rossello said that they had talked about all “immediate midterm and long-term necessities for Puerto Rico.”
There is, admittedly, a lot of ground that still needs to be covered in Puerto Rico, but progress is being made. The rebuilding process is of utmost importance at this time.
The island needs access to water and power. It is going to take a lot of work, but time heals all wounds, as they say. As time continues to pass, the well-being of Puerto Rico will naturally rebound, especially as the people reclaim areas that the hurricane has made inaccessible.
The Governor went on to thank everyone who was on the ground when the emergency was going on. Now that Puerto Rico is officially in recovery mode, the rebuilding process can start.
“But we will need to put the peddle to the metal and work as hard as possible, find creative ways to get out of this and stabilize the situation,” Rossello stated.
Rossello went out of his way to thank the White House and Congress for everything they did to ensure that aide was available. He went on to confirm that the federal government would be there with Puerto Rico for the “long haul,” according to The Daily Caller.
This is in sharp contrast to the message that Democrat-minded San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz has been spreading. Cruz claimed that President Trump was not doing enough to help them, though at the time, efforts were already underway to help the people of Puerto Rico. Instead of helping the people in her community with the federal relief effort, Cruz was spotted online begging for help.
The message here is simple, despite what one person was saying — the big picture is much more important. An honest observer would see a community working together trying to rebuild after a horrible disaster.
They would note that one person, in particular, was not helping the community and was begging for help when, if she had been outside actually doing something, she would have seen that American support was already there, working tirelessly to save and restore her community.