President Trump’s policy is “if you hit me I hit you harder.” So he spent last week hitting the mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico over the death toll due to Hurricane Maria.
He claims “We Did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico.”
A GeorgeWashington University study commissioned by the Puerto Rican government says the hurricane killed 2,975 people. But FEMA administrator Brock Long says many of those deaths occurred “six months after the fact.” The initial number of deaths confirmed by coroners is 64. Trump’s preferred number is 18. That was the official count when he visited two weeks after the storm.
Meanwhile Obama has entered the mid term fray and he’s taking credit for the current economic boom.
It seems Schumer dispatched Diane Feinstein to send the FBI a secret letter from a secret accuser of Brett Kavanaugh. And the accuser claims the judge groped her – in high school.
The FBI declined to open an investigation.
The secret accuser has been named – Christine Blasey Ford. She says Kavanough locked the door and forcibly covered her mouth and tried to pull off her bathing suit.
In a statement Chuck Grassley said:
It was “disturbing” that the “uncorroborated allegations from more than 35 years ago, during high school, would surface on the eve of the committee vote.”
But Lindsey Graham says he’d be “willing to hear what she has to say.”
Apparently there’s no wrath like a Scarborough scorned. Trump’s former go to guy now seems to suffer from Morning Joe derangement syndrome. He honored the 9/11 anniversary in his Washington Post column by insisting Trump is worse than the terrorists .
My how times change… Here are a few cartoons from my 9/11 book published in 2002. Click on any of the images to get a readable image in a new tab.