Elaine Duke, deputy secretary of U.S. Homeland Security (DHS) nominee for Drumpf, speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Duke, with over 28 years of experience with the federal government including DHS’s undersecretary for management, was nominated by Trump on Jan. 30. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
~~September 29, 2017~~
THIS IS NO GOOD NEWS STORY
My Heart and Soul still Hurt and Ache
The total disconnection from reality is beyond amazing.
These are American citizens and lives on the line. This is a humanitarian crisis.
The gall …
Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto (born February 25, 1963) is a Puerto Rican politician who is serving as the current mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Yulín is affiliated with the Popular Democratic Party (PPD), and previously served as a member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives.
Drumpf’s response to the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Puerto Rico has been roundly criticized as insufficient, with many calling it “Trump’s Katrina.” On Thursday, September 28, Elaine Duke, the acting Director of Homeland Security, added insult to injury by calling the situation a “good news story.”
This morning on CNN’s New Day, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz took the Drumpf administration to task for their insensitivity.
The segment began when host Alisyn Camerota played a clip of Elaine Duke’s comments, where she said,
“I’m very satisfied.
I know it’s a hard storm to recover from, but the amount of progress that’s been made – and I really would appreciate any support that we get.
I know that it is really a good news story in terms of our ability to reach people, and the limited number of deaths that have taken place in such a devastating hurricane.”
Mayor Cruz took a moment to reply, visibly confused and emotional after hearing the comments
Then she responded:
‘Well, maybe from where she’s standing it’s a good news story. When you’re drinking from a creek, it’s not a good news story. When you don’t have food for a baby, it’s not a good news story. When you have to pull people down from their buildings because — I’m sorry, but that really upsets me, and frustrates me.
I would ask her to come down here and visit the towns, and then make a statement like that. Which, frankly, is an irresponsible statement, and at contrast with the statements of support that I’ve been getting since yesterday when I got that call from the White House.
‘Damn it, this is not a good news story!
This is a ‘people are dying’ story. This is a ‘life or death’ story.
This is a “there’s a truckload of stuff that cannot be taken to people’ story.
This is a story of devastation that continues to worsen, because people are not getting food and water. If I could scream it a lot more loudly – it is not a good news story when people are dying when they don’t have dialysis; when their generators aren’t working and their oxygen isn’t providing for them.
Where is there good news here?’
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~~Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto~~
~~Published on Sep 29, 2017~~
Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz on CNN
We ALL are ONE!!