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In Texas, Trump Voters View Puerto Ricans As Less Deserving Of Hurricane Aid Than Them

In Texas, Tump voters who received hurricane relief don't think Puerto Rico is entitled to the same treatment according to the Washington Post. (photo credit: Youtube/White House)

In Texas, Tump voters who received hurricane relief don't think Puerto Rico is entitled to the same treatment according to the Washington Post.

Fred Maddox, 75, of Houston, Texas has received aid from the federal government following Hurricane Harvey. Maddox doesn't think that the people of Puerto Rico are entitled to the same thing.

“It’s a problem, but they need to handle it. It shouldn’t be up to us, really. I don’t think so. They’re sitting back, they’re taking the money, they’re taking a little under the table. He’s trying to wake them up: Do your job. Be responsible.” Those in the [Maddox] neighborhood without flood insurance were able to apply for and receive assistance from FEMA — including the Maddoxes, who recently had $14,000 in federal money land in their checking account."

The Hogg family debated whether Puerto Rico should receive the same Hurricane relief as those in Texas. Her husband, David Hogg, says no.

But David Hogg, a retired electrical engineer who once worked at NASA, also said that Puerto Ricans’ “lack of responsibility is not an emergency on my part.” The same goes for Texans without flood insurance, he said. His wife frowned, stared at him and asked: “So you have no mercy?” “Uh-uh. No mercy,” he said. “They should do what I do: Spend the money, get insurance.”

maybe it did no good in the last campaign season referring to trump supporters as 'deplorables' but honestly, what else can you call them?

Do these self-rightous, ignorant, uneducated, stupid people realize Puerto Ricans are US citizens just like Texans? They sound just like their dim-witted leader. Yes, monkEpope, they are deplorables!

They are mirroring what they hear and see from the Oval Office, what they heard in the campaign and what they have heard with their own ears.Happy bigots.

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To be fair to my Blue city, these are Trump supporters only. The majority of the citizens are not like this in Houston. We are the first to have elected an openly Lesbian mayor - to two terms even. Don't judge the city based on these deplorables.

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