Phony CNN Journalist Lets Guest Blame Trump for Deaths on Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria

NewsBusters | 8/29/2019 | Staff
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In a truly disgusting display of partisanship during CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront Thursday, former Obama administration official (who's now passed off as a journalist), Jim Sciutto allowed Democratic strategist Maria Cardona to claim President Trump was responsible for the 3,000 Puerto Ricans who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

The premise of the segment, set up by CNN and Sciutto, was that Trump didn’t care about Hurricane Dorian possibly hitting the U.S. territory (which it missed) but was worried for Florida, where he “owns nine properties and it's also a state he won in the 2016 election”.

Course - Strategist - CNN - Prescribed

Of course, the Democratic strategist agreed with CNN’s prescribed, hours-old narrative:

Look, the hurricane is now headed to Florida which is as you mentioned, it has nine Trump properties. It also has 29 electoral votes versus Puerto Rico where there are certainly 3 million American citizens, which I think this president forgets conveniently. But that are Hispanic, they speak Spanish, and clearly zero electoral votes.

Scott - Explanation - President - Hurricane - Barrels

“Scott, do you have an explanation why the President behaves differently as the hurricane barrels down on Puerto Rico versus Florida,” Sciutto sneered as he turned to former George W. Bush official Scott Jennings.

Jennings took the reasonable approach and noted that “the President has well-known problems with the way Puerto Rico is managed in any objective observer would argue that Florida is a much better-managed piece of land than Puerto Rico is.”

Cardona - Answers - President - Puerto - Rico

During one of Cardona’s answers, she asserted that the President didn’t care about Puerto Rico because he was a racist. When Jennings pushed back, she argued that “it's kind of obvious.”

“Well, the majority of people in Puerto Rico see it. They can't stand Donald Trump and they can't stand him because how he reacted to them during Hurricane Maria,” Cardona declared just before making her ghoulish accusation. “Because of how...
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