Keith Olbermann advises anyone who is hoping that Trump will be prompted by empathy and humanity to marshal all available resources to help Puerto Rico – to just stop. Just stop with the hoping. Trump has never given anyone evidence that he recognizes empathy well enough to fake it, much less embody it. At this moment Trump is making a case for not helping the devastated island unless they can pay their debt to Wall Street. No electoral votes to offer and no Trump properties in Puerto Rico equals no f*cks given by Donald J. Trump.
Perhaps it would be somewhat different if Trump still owned the Coco Beach Golf & Country Club in Puerto Rico which he purchased in 2008. It will surprise no one to learn that the club went bankrupt. While Trump alone isn’t blamed, taxpayers were left with $30 – plus million in unpaid debts that they then had to payout to bond owners. “Those people” do owe a lot of money!