President Trump “minimized the pain and suffering of more than 3 million American citizens in Puerto Rico in a pair of tweets Thursday morning – and White House aides acted like it wasn’t their problem,” Politico reports.
“Trump’s broadside, in which he peddled a false conspiracy theory that ‘Democrats’ inflated the official death toll from Hurricane Maria to smear his image, was met largely with silence from his White House advisers. There were no efforts to walk back or explain Trump’s rage-tweets – no apologies or statements of support from the press office. Nobody resigned in protest. Officials refused to comment on the record.”
“The disconnect reinforced the growing sense in the West Wing that, after 20 months of failed efforts to corral the president, it’s best to let the president – who has long viewed himself as his best spokesman, strategist and negotiator – say what he wants to say and move on.”Save to Favorites