Seth Meyers on Trump’s Puerto Rico response: ‘Weren’t you supposed to put Americans before Wall Street?’

Late this Monday, President Trump finally spoke out on the crisis in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. But many saw Trump’s tweets, which mentioned the U.S. territory’s infrastructure problems and “billions of dollars owed to Wall Street,” as a veiled attempt to blame Puerto Ricans for their own suffering.

Up until then, Trump had spent most of his time on Twitter attacking professional athletes and their team owners’ protests against police violence. This Tuesday night, Late Night host Seth Myers called out Trump’s apparent lack of concern over the country — which is part of the United States — and its people.

“Hey! Don’t go after Puerto Rico for their financial problems now. Victims of tragedy aren’t looking for ‘real talk,'” Meyers said. “You don’t start a eulogy by saying, ‘Well, the guy never exercised…’

“And hey, weren’t you the guy who was going to put Americans before Wall Street? You couldn’t even do that in a tweet! People don’t have clean drinking water, and your first instinct is to tell them they owe money. What are you, some kind of shitty landlord?”

“Oh, right. You were a shitty landlord,” he added.

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.