Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump is anything but presidential these days. After Hurricane Maria left death and destruction in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, the embattled president reminded Puerto Ricans of "billions of dollars owed to Wall Street and the banks" which must be paid back.

Maria left 13 people dead, 100% power outages and widespread destruction across the island.

In a series of tweets on Monday night, Trump reminded Puerto Ricans of the billions of dollars owed to Wall Street banks.

"Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble," he wrote in one message.

"It's old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars... owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with."

Trump added that FEMA was providing food, water and medical supplies to residents who didn't flee the island.

Twitter users slammed the president, who isn't backed down from calling NFL players sons of bitches for kneeling or sitting during the national anthem.

Actor Marc Anthony, who has family in Puerto Rico, was among the critics who had harsh words for the Troll-in-Chief.

"Mr. President shut the f--- up about NFL. Do something about our people in need in #PuertoRico. We are American Citizens too."

Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images

  • Yoni7

    I planned on visiting there in December for my bday.
    Blessings to those people.

  • Mo Mobetta

    O now they citizens lol

  • You Could Never

    Well I already said what I said about PR in football post and its unpopular, but its facts. I actually said it when it was Harvey I think, but for sure an earlier seasonal storm, that was sked to hit them. It was unpopular then too. But for him to say it its not at all in good taste bc he is the President and they are considered his citizens. Prayers for them. Always. But I stand by what I said.

  • Phillybruh

    I don't think he knew it was part of the US until probably a couple days ago.

  • Karen Brady

    Everbody see Nick cannon's video? WOW. *Tears*

  • PhillyFacts

    Take that fool phone please; his foolery is insurmountable.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    People are literally cussing Trump out!
    It is only going to get worse. His disrespect may outweigh Obama's
    *reap what you sow*

  • Karen Brady

    chuckling.. I know you're not even being funny right? I'm sure he didn't.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    What did you say?

  • Wreckognize Game

    HATE is a very strong word but.....

  • You Could Never

    I have not very popular thoughts on Puerto Rico. Basically we have been begging them for DECADES to be the 51st state. They have given us their ass to kiss each time its voted on. But here in recent years they want to...now that they are BROKE as hell. And their finances are in ruins. And now we cant afford I dont believe to take them on and their massive finances.

    It kinda DOESNT work like that. Okay not kinda. It doesnt. I hate Trump. But the issues with that island pre-date him by about lets see...FIVE DECADES. Yes we should help. They are indeed citizens. But its like a coworker or family member who only wants to be bothered with you when they need something.

  • Shamari123

    "President Donald Trump is anything but presidential these days."

    Well Better late than never. I'm glad you realized that. He hasn't presided over this country ever since he was elected. Just a narcissist who keeps digging a hole for himself.

  • Karen Brady

    THESE days. Yeah okay.

  • You Could Never

    I always thought it was straight up BS they wanted to stay their own sep. country yet want to reap the benefits of US citizens. If Hawaii couldnt do it then why can they?

  • Karen Brady

    Sometimes it just is what is is

  • cherrypie

    What video??

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Anything to keep our minds off what he's really up to.

  • Karen Brady

    Google "Stand for What" video. It's incredible. My wish is that everyone around the world watches it. Everybody PLEASE if you haven't already. Spread the word.

  • Shamari123

    You know Sandra is a mess...It took a lot of guts for her to say that about her president.

  • Karen Brady

    Okay!! You know it did!

  • Karen Brady

    Sandra PLEASE post Nick Cannon's "Stand For What" video.

  • chris

    Man who cares if what you have to say isn't popular?? The truth ain't always pc.

    I don't understand the Puerto Rico / US relationship personally.

  • MsPam

    Trump is Satan’s firstborn! I’m with Marc Anthony!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    The relationship IMO doesn’t matter they are citizens and should be treated as such! Heck America runs across to other countries and offer aid and help all the time America has got to learn to sweep around their own front door clean your house before you go trying to clean others!! These ppl ain’t right

  • Yoni7

    I saw it, didn't necessarily LISTEN to it, if that makes sense. I read the words and looked a the film. #nosound

  • You Could Never

    The man who was my mom long time bf was native PR. From Ponce. RIP to him. He broke it down for me YEARS ago as an early teen and I still dont get it at times EITHER.

  • Karen Brady

    Okay well that counts! :-)

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    All I have to say is GET YO SH** GET YO SH** AND GET OUT!!! (Bernidine voice waiting to exhale )

  • Vonn

    Troll In Chief? Someone do a welfare check on Auntie & make sure she's ok.

  • Yoni7

    That's how I watch a lot of media. I'll either watch it on mute......or listen and not watch. But for the most part......I don't even turn my TV on (more than) half the time.

  • cherrypie

    Wow!! Just watched it. Absolutely powerful!!! Thank you!!!!

  • You Could Never

    We haven’t been asking those countries since the 60’s to be a state either. We needed those tourism dollars. They told us to go to hell for all intents and purposes. But when their finances got all kinds of fukked up here they come wanting to be a state. Now yall entertaining the thought. Pure held special election to vote yes after voting hell naw all this time. That is wrong to me. But yes I do agree we need to do our duty.

  • DeeFromLA

    Exactly

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    It's not just Puerto Rico, it's The US Virgin Islands too!

  • Lady_Elle

    You are so right!
    He is like a con artist... he distracts you while robbing you blind!

  • You Could Never

    I liked it. Very nice

  • deadellamore
  • Ms.Vanilla

    I put this downstairs but it's more appropriate up here.
    __________________________________
    (CNN) North Korea could test a powerful nuclear weapon over the Pacific Ocean in response to US President Donald Trump's threats of military action, the country's foreign minister has warned.

    Ri Yong Ho spoke to reporters in New York shortly after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made an unprecedented televised statement, accusing Trump of being "mentally deranged."
    The forceful rhetoric from Pyongyang came after Trump threatened to"totally destroy" North Korea in a speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. Trump tweeted Friday that Kim was "obviously a madman" who would be "tested like never before."
    In a rare direct statement delivered straight to camera, Kim said that Trump would "pay dearly" for the threats, and that North Korea "will consider with seriousness exercising of a corresponding, highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history."
    _____________________________________
    Sandra!!!! I thought you said he was keeping us safe? This does not sound safe to me.

  • Karen Brady

    Ha ha me tooo!! In fact I rarely listen to the videos that Sandra or anybody posts. Too much energy plus I usually don't care. My co-worker brought this Nick Cannon one to me already open on her phone or I would have passed this one by too.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Am I dreaming or did Sandra finally criticize this god awful president? About time!

  • deadellamore
  • SumthinSweeter

    lol...classic

  • You Could Never

    Hollers. Not until hurricane season started prolly damn didnt. he not the brightest bulb

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Someone just posted "Trump is running the country, like it is Deathrow Records" ?

  • hottlanta

    Dump is cold. "Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars… owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with.” Sounding like a debt collector as if you don't pay your money back you don't get nothing. He oughta know about debt he got lots of it.

  • Rayne

    Lord.... ?? please come get Sandra' Marie Rose's ? Man 'n 'nem.
    Amen ??

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Did hell freeze? Are pigs flying? Is it a sign of the times? Did SR admit 45 is trash for his lack of care?

  • hottlanta

    Yall ain't got no chill. If Dump ain't got no hotel down there he don't care.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Tell it! Y’all see that in its title? “U.S.” Virgin Islands!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I was thinking the same thing. I think the real Sandra retired at the time this blog went to Disqus.

  • hottlanta

    Keep telling yall that Dump is trying to start a war to avenge that thief death for stealing a sign over there because the parents blame Barak for his death instead of blaming their son for his stupidity. Every since he called Dump a dotard he has backed off.

  • hottlanta

    Dump can't read.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Right! If not, he's definitely one of his minions.

  • Elevated Soul

    Why is the TRUTH now disrespectful to liberals?

    There was nothing disrespectful about what President Trump said about Puerto Rico because it's the truth....They've been having issues for years when it comes to their financial/bankruptcy rating........They were having issues with their infrastructure, and Maria took them out for real.Florida and Texas are coming along.

    The disrespect LIBERALS as well UNDERCOVER LIBERALS have for President Trump is obscene.

  • Vonn

    Gotta make sure ole Sandra isn't under duress.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    im repulsed by 45. like, there's a negative physical reaction every time i'm reminded of the plum fools who voted for this vile specimen.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    A hit dog will holler! Debt has always been real close to home for his axx.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Or golf course...

  • hottlanta

    Puerto Rico is like a biracial person. They can be black when it convenient and white when it is convenient. When they were doing good they didn't want to be an American citizens. Because we know in some parts of the world a lot of places don't like American citizens because they have a bad reputation as being rude. Now they are hit with a hurricane and can get some free benefits from FEMA they are American citizens. I have been to Puerto Rico and I have never seen an American flag on any flag poles along with their Puerto Flag. I bet they went to Party City and be flying them all over the place now to front to get some benefits. Then as soon as they get back on feet the flag comes down.

  • Lindac

    That is not the banks money, the bank loans its money that is supplied by bank customers, that they nickle and dime for using the ATM machines. The banks are at fault here and they might as well kiss that money goodbye and which should be insured, and start anew. Trust me, the Banks did not lose any money, that is what insurance companies are for to back up any losses.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Thank you

  • Renee26

    He wants those people of color to suffer and go without

  • Renee26

    Lol nope it was carefully worded "these days" as if last week he was actually acting presidential

  • Karen Brady

    Well done!!

  • Renee26

    Ok!

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Who cares about politics, when people are without food, and dying in PR and The USVI
    The United States sent aid and help to Asian countries after the Tsunami back in 04'
    The same should be done for the US territories recently affected by these hurricanes

  • Karen Brady

    Damn you know you're fuKKKed up when you make Suge look like Doogie Howser or somebody.

  • Just Passing Through

    It is. In actuality tho the VIs are going to get help before PR. Less people, not as big, therefore the need is not as great. A need. But not as big. It's going to cost $200 million to fix VI power. Will be on by Dec.

    The estimate for PR is $4 billion and restoration 4-6 months at the minimum.

  • Coco

    It's exactly the word he deserves.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Like my student loan repayment.

  • Oh Tommie

    You are so right! I was there a couple of months ago, and everyone that I met or talked to did not identify as an American citizen.

  • Oh Tommie

    And folks still defending him

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Mr. Combover is so dumb, and racist. Does he not know, they are citizens, and three million people live on that island. SMH!

  • Oh Tommie

    Right...our days MUST be numbered... she got me ready to blow through my bank account and risk it all ?

  • You Could Never

    Thank you for this. Bc when I broke it down below folks hollering about politics. Its BEEN going on. The governor of the Vis. Is in crisis mode for HIS. PR treading lightly bc they KNOW they are wrong. Vis have ALWAYS had the benefits but also have also been self sufficient to a point. This is why its like apple to oranges. It’s a whole entire long history but folks don’t want to see it understand it or get it. I am not siding with President Trump. Like I said I been saying this. Smdh.

  • You Could Never

    Aid and help is in the VIs. Already.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LMBO! Right! He’s been off the hook! This didn’t happen overnight.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    This is a wonderful Tuesday! LOL Sandra’s telling the truth for once ?

  • Nathan Hastings

    Preach!

  • Miss Thang

    not only that, WE THE TAXPAYERS BAILED OUT THE BANKS.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    WOW!! Have you been there? Do you know a Puerto Rican personally? I have been to PR plenty of times. My child's father is Puerto Rican.. never seen or met an Afro Puerto Rican who does not recognize that they are black.There are some who are white (descendants of Spaniards and the French), then you have those who are mixed with Taino, Spanish, and African...ad mixture is found all over the Carribean, North America, and South America.

  • hottlanta

    Did my research because I remember hearing something about it this yead. They voted in June of this year but only 500,000 people out of 3 million voted for statehood which resulted in 90% of the votes Read on the link below.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/12/puerto-rico-votes-become-americas-51st-state/

  • Ryan

    Last week must've been when the payoffs stopped.

  • Look@m3

    Wow this just keeps getting worse! I have never seen such heartlessness. Money money everything I guess...

  • You Could Never

    This is the out of cycle election I said below was held. after voting NO since the mid 60s. Why? They knew they needed the finance help. So now they want in.

  • We Can Do This

    We all know it is an insult to call a Puerto Rican people of color.

  • hottlanta

    Yep. They running outta money for pensions and everything.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Teeheehee
    Funny, not funny. So true ??

  • Look@m3

    Interesting. Never been there before but would like to go some day. However I was thinking if they were to ever get back on they feet, I jack up the tourist pricess because of what has happened but after reading this IDK. Either way its kind of mean to watch people suffer like this when you have the power to help. Part of me thinks he is just being mean spirited. Had this been some other President, IDK if they would be ignored like this. I mean Clinton may go over there and capitalize off the donations. Dang, who can we trust! This world so fd up!

  • You Could Never

    It was going on way before now. Since the early 2000s. Yet even in 2011 I think it was... they voted no to statehood. Now its an emerg. Man listen.

  • Miss Thang

    I find it hilarious when people claim to be mixed with Taino. Those people were killed and what few were left, their DNA is watered down to a miniscule percentage of island people today. People rather claim they are native than live with the truth which is that they are mixed European and African and maybe 2% Taino.

  • AQUEEN

    I was thinking the same thing like this doesn't sound like Auntie wrote this

  • Karen Brady

    Isn't it?! You're welcome!!

  • AQUEEN

    Did she actually write this??

  • Look@m3

    WOW! What is wrong with people yawl!!!! How are people eating people man come on! This is the 2nd foreigner I read about today that has done some savage crap. OUtside of this a couple barb qued their nanny!! I just don't understand what is happening, MAN!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/26/russian-cannibal-couple-suspected-killing-30-posing-body-parts/

  • KA

    Trump didn’know Puerto Rico was a U.S. territory. Idiot.

  • Shamari123

    Yuppp...I think Trump cut her paycheck that's why shes upset with him.

  • Look@m3

    I was thinking that honestly! I just didn't want to say it.

  • hottlanta

    Yes I have been to Puerto Rico. Do I know a Puerto Rican personally. No and what I a I suppose to do go and pick one out just to say I met one. I was at the Marriott Casino for w week. I do know that Afro Puerto Rican/Afro Cuban/Afro Mexicans are called the "N" word just like the Afro Americans over here in the United States that is one thing we have in common but they come over here and treat the AA over here like dogs and if we are beneath them. Then they break out in that broken Spanish as if it is a badge of honor to really separate themselves from the AA over here. I also know when I went to Puerto Rico I didn't see anything contributed to your African culture everything was Spanish. It was wiped out.That fort that they show on the brochure as a major tourist attraction was a slave port I took pictures there. We asked out tour guide about the slave trade and he said one sentence and we were done. Puerto Rico trying to join the US because Spain dropped them l like a hot potato. I do know if you went over there and said you was from Spain they will look at you like you crazy and tell you to get away from them because you are considered ghetto and your Spanish language is considered ghetto as well. I leaned that as well while in Spain how they identify region by their language of Spanish because it varies around the world and your version of Spanish is not like theirs.

  • sherri2016

    I haven't seen any bragging dump the president post in a while everyone with sense knew this was going to be a disaster

  • hottlanta

    Just like Dump family capitalize off those sick kids at the St Jude Hospital. If it ain't nothing in it for Dump he don't care. Dayum shame he pimping a hurricane to sell caps off his website and you talking about Clinton capitalizing off donations. Running to Camp David to be photographed alone on a conference call when he got a big office at the White House. Put on the red and white cap separately. Big pimping.

  • itsjismemelly

    he is really really the worst

  • KarmaBackAround

    Whatttttttt. I never thought id see the day when sandra calls her president less than presidential and a troll?! He MUST be the worst..i almost had a heart attack when i read this

  • You Could Never

    We asked out tour guide about the slave trade and he said one sentence and we were done

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    What he say?

    "They were dropped off first?"

    The end.

  • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike

    Just watched it and sent it to my son to share with his classmates!! Nick did his thing??????

  • hottlanta

    He broke out in Spanish on our azzes. Betta know it.

  • Liah

    Wait What???....No Sandra....Not your hero???...No wonder we're having 80 degree weather in MD!!
    ##WAKEUPCHICK

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    So did I! I had to reread her post a couple of times before I actually believed what she wrote. I guess she's finally seeing with her eyes wide open how he is unfit to be president.

  • Liah

    Right!!!

  • Breitbart_Savior

    Buyer's Remorse?

    But else what do you expect when you buy your crap from the pawn shop?

    America's Presidential Ponzi scheme!

  • hottlanta

    She didn't say that when he called those men SOB's.

  • Mrs Mary

    Where is J-Lo and A-Rod, instead of them begging for assistance on the internet they need to get in their private jets and go help their people!!!

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Your justifications are awful... you are stereotyping people.. you might as well have said, all African Americans eat watermelon and chicken... some Puerto Rican's of African descent maybe just as ignorant as you are, and not claim their African ancestry, while others have retained and are proud of their African heritage, particular in Santurce,PR. Listen to tego Calderon or don Omar, both Afro Puerto Rican artist. Your your guide may not know anything about slavery in PR. Hell most kids in the US don't know about the slave trade, and if they do, it's some white persons watered down version. I know this because I teach Social Studies. As far as politics in PR, they maybe led by forces similar to Trump antics. Does trump represent the entire United States, yes because he's the president, but he is not the voice of the people. Just like the governor of PR.. therefore Puerto Rican's as a whole should not be generalized. Im a grad student at Clark Atlanta.. you can find me in the history department most evenings.. you should come by, and get schooled facts..

  • You Could Never

    Where is J-Lo and A-Rod

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Fukkin.

    *A-rod a Dominican I think?

  • KA

    No, he didn’t know.

  • stav

    You meant to say if you go to Spain and say you're from PR, but I know exactly what you're saying. Those Spanish do NOT accept PR's as their own, and sadly that is the case with a lot(NOT ALL) of island blacks( what you stated in your post) about them speaking another language so that somehow separates them or makes them better than American blacks(in their minds).

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    We all have opinions...have you ever heard of maroons, or octomaroons? These people are descendants of natives throughout the Caribbean who lived in the mountains and assimilated with Africans who escaped slavery. So if someone knows for a fact, that someone from generations was a native (Taino,Arawak, or carib), why can't they claim who they are? My great great grandfather was an Irish man.. since that was so long ago, and the Irish ancestry does not dominate my DNA.. am I not allowed to claim my Irish ancestry?

  • KA

    I don’t fly an American flag anywhere. Doesn’t make me less of an American. Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are U.S. territories and should receive benefits just like any other state.

  • Reina1718

    She donated 1million dollars, so has marc anthony. This gov sux! Trump is a poor excuse for a man in general. Its inhumane how ppl are still out there with no food & water for 7days & he worried about the NFL...this is just crazy

  • Reina1718

    How?

  • You Could Never

    Its how we got PR and Guam. Spain gave them away along with Cuba. Only they specified that Cuba be granted its indep. For whatever reason PR was their red headed step child. And yes the European Spaniards think their Spanish is superior to all other spoken and written Spanish. ESP. those of the islands. They will accept the Spanish of South Americans before they do the Spanish of the island countries. Why? IDK.

  • Reina1718

    U sound racist such a shame smh to speak like that

  • Li

    If you know the answer --

    All of PR's power lines are down. No electricity. There's a country that buried it's electrical lines underground and I'm wondering why the States and PR can't do the same. This just goes to show if a strong enough hurricane comes along, it destroys electricity. Can't they run those lines underground?http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/12/opinions/power-grid-underground-opinion-anderson/index.html

  • Li

    Sorry, but it's extremely hard to fly into PR. They don't have air strips. PLUS, JLO has a show and other commitments. She just can't stop everything and fly to PR -- and what's she supposed to do when she gets there?

  • 19awesomegrl97

    yall voted the ? in office tho ?

  • JV

    Guys, gals - The President wants you to know that the ocean is big. Huge. YUUUUGE. He's got this, everybody, nothing to worry about. (makes me wish Twitter was around for Dubbya.. can you imagine?)

    Trump on delivering aid to Puerto Rico: "This is an island sitting in the middle of an ocean. It’s a big ocean, it’s a very big ocean." pic.twitter.com/d3zkbKmQxr

    — BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) September 26, 2017

  • Shay

    I thought I read it wrong...I just kept it movin! lol

  • Reina1718

    What the! Stereotypical! A puerto rican must have dissed u b4 for u to even say this yuck

  • You Could Never

    Does trump represent the entire United States, yes because he's the president

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    He is also PR's President.

  • Reina1718

    ??????

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    No, she sure didn't. He had no business calling them out of their names like that. He's one of the worst U.S. presidents ever. He's definitely the worst in my lifetime.

  • Dr. P

    Sandra didn't condemn the man, she only said he was less than Presidential. She still loves him, don't get it twisted.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    sweet Jesus? Got nothing for this... just wow

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Bye!!! LMAO

  • hottlanta

    Can't take it. I know he probably saw Hilary on MSNBC on sending a ship over there with supplies and said that is what I need to do. Thanks for the laugh folks have no chill.

  • You Could Never

    So for the PR's and the PR adjacent Roses...why PR been saying hell no to statehood all these DECADES?

    Yall Sway. I will wait for the answer.

    And why are they saying yes now? Bc the island is broke?

    *cops a squat on a blanket with my wine dead in the middle of this blog*

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Territoriries are not allowed a vote in the presidential races. The person who tried to school and check me, brought up local politics in Puerto Rico, and how they are calling out for help, after being dumped by Spain years ago. Thanks for telling me what I already know though..

  • You Could Never

    nxnfmsknsnsnfsnsn sjs THEY PROLLY ARE. He IS either Dominican or Cuban I belee.

  • hottlanta

    I don't fly a flag either but I do know on the grounds of government buildings there are 2 flags. There is a state flag and a country flag. Ride by one send me a picture okay.

  • You Could Never

    You said he president of US. Yes. US and US territories. He technically the president of Guam and the US VI's too. You are welcome. Oh wise Social studies teacher

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    In Trump's mind, Puerto Rico is in Mexico. So.... ?

  • Reina1718

    Soooo might as well let them starve with no food & water? What are ur suggestions?

  • KarmaBackAround

    Very unfit..he doesnt have a presidential bone in his body smh

  • KarmaBackAround

    Chile i had to make sure it wasnt a typo lol

  • Reina1718

    Smh people are dying & u make a joke about this smh lets hope this doesnt happen in ur town...u saw what happened during hurricane katrina...just bcuz we are a part of the U.S doesnt mean u will get help in that time of need

  • You Could Never

    Im in NC. We didnt get shit for Matthew. Its still folks displaced here from a storm last year. We get so many hurricanes our NHL team is named after them. im well versed in hurricane relief. Floyd. Fran. Opal. Gloria. Lets get it.

    Your turn.

  • You Could Never

    And you didnt answer my question.

  • CaramelDrop

    Tell her to ask Beyoncé. Beyoncé has whole nursing twins and made it here to serve. ?????

  • hottlanta

    I will school you on life facts where you need to come out of the library and live a little. I stand by what I said that people who identify as Afro anything is treated like they are at the bottom of the barrel and the Afro culture in Puerto Rico has been wiped out just like the Afro culture in Spain has been wiped out, just like the Afro culture in the United States is trying to be wiped out and we have to fight for our recommendations that we have contributed something positive in this society. If Puerto Rico was doing well they wouldn't want no part of the US and we all know it. Glad you go to a HBCU. I got a daughter from Clark who is a IT Project Manager and another daughter from Morris Brown who is a Fulbright Scholar. History is not about reading in a book it is also about getting out talkng to people as well. I wasn't stereotyping anybody. Before you try to come at me like Malcolm X to get brownie points you need to get your facts together and stop my house in the evenings and I can school you as well. We all know that little boy name Elion who was out on that raft when his mama died leaving Cuba it would not have been a fight as to where ne needs to go back home. If he was Afro Cuban he would have been sent FedEx overnight.

  • CaramelDrop

    I refreshed then checked the web address again! About time shit got of his clit!

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Didn't most of you say no to trump being president, and yet he was elected? Same thing in PR.. same with the hateful whites in America.. they just knew that Obama was not going to be voted as president, but he was... what I'm trying to say, is that just because the Puerto Rican government has been against becoming a "state" doesn't mean ALL Puerto Rican's feel that way.

  • You Could Never

    Then why didnt they vote to take it to Congress. They have had the RIGHT to do so, to ask for statehood via a vote on their island, then prsent it to Congress, since 1950. 67 years. Before Obama was even born. They said no, the citizens not the govt, every single vote til NOW. This last one.

  • hottlanta

    Exactly. Folks tooooo busy trying to fight fault with the truth. I'll wait. I know people who are U.S. Citizens been here for years and refuse to speak English for fear it will take away from their cutlure and they don't want to be recognized as an Americn citizen. I remember talking to this lady in Punta Cana and she was saying how she wants her daughter to speak Spanish and English as a second language and she refuse to speak English because she feels it will take away from her culture.

  • Tony Jordan

    Half of Puerto Rico voted for Trump.... now they grillz is all crooked...

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    I'm well cultured and traveled.. continuingly adding to countries I've visited.... I don't profess to know everything. You generalized a group of people, something I am sure you'd be opposed to if it happened to you. Instead of being ignorant and adding to the problem, do something productive. Black people are our worst enemies. Be it Afro Puerto Rican's to African Americans how about talking about similarities and joining together, instead of generalizing people, based off of an experience you had. Like I said before, you might as well have said all AA eat watermelon and chicken. Byeee

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    Really?????

  • hottlanta

    Don't some biracial go back and forth when it is convenient fo them depending on the situation.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Oh and trust most of my knowledge isn't from a book... it's from being cultured, and learning first hand from people of all backgrounds.. that's how you become less ignorant...ever heard of studying abroad? Or just taking a vacation and learning about the place you're visiting by exploring and speaking to locals.

  • hottlanta

    So you got a passport and goggle places on TripAdvisor before you go. You ain't nothing special. Where did I genetalize people? You found something I said and you disgreed with it. So what it is no big deal. Stop trying to be a hot head and right and state your case. Difference of opinion makes the world go round.

  • Dahl

    I giggled at that comment...

  • hottlanta

    Have you written a check for the people in PR. Stop acting as if you are the ish and nobody else knows nothing but you. I can tell you are first generation who just left the projects and think you know everything and everyone else is stupid because you are trying toooo hard to be right and state your case. Who cares.

  • Anji

    The government of PR decided to "whiten" the island population. Where it was once 50% Afro it claims to be less than 15% Afro, however DNA shows PR to be 30% Afro and even more mixed. I've studied in Spain, Mexico and PR. It's tragic because Spain doesn't want to be associated with the Caribs,,,,at all, yet they want to rep Spain all the time. I have watched their "revolutions" held specifically to separate from the US. They protest in NY and in PR. They'll turn tail and backtrack now.

  • Dahl

    She called him troll-in-chief...

  • Dahl

    Maybe this is his way of getting back at the lack of federal taxes paid...

  • hottlanta

    I know It ain't that deep. So learned to read a book today. Geesh.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    People in territories do not have the right to vote in presidential races. That is a fact.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    You keep saying "they" have you not ever heard of dirty and corrupt politics? Where are you getting your information from? Maybe you should visit the island, once things have been restored.

  • Scromes1212

    Everything he stated was a fact. Probably not the best time to bring it up but that has never stopped him before lol

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    As a matter a fact, I have donated through Ricky Martin's charity. What else do you have for me? Do not get mad, because you got called out as being an ignorant racist. Why don't you stop thumb thugging and turn your negative energy into something positive.

  • hottlanta

    Just like Austraila whiten their population as well because it was tooooo black. Sent them white people in on ships and sent the Aborigino's to the desert to live. Now they got them as a tourist attraction. Sounds like the U.S who sent the Native Americans to reservations and have some of them as tourist attractions. Even in Santo Domingo they have a shrine dedicated to Christopher Columbus and at night is a cross in the sky.They also have a street over their called ladies's street where his son wife is the only one who could walk on that street and praising Spain and Columbus like a mofo. You know I almost fainted. If they went to Spain today we all know what will happen, SIck of these folks taking college courses on NetFlix and trying to school us ole heads like we don' know the 411. Thanks!!! Best school in town.

  • Scromes1212

    People don't want to deal with real issues until it's to late smh best believe there going to have to address this very soon

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Why are you so bitter? You are probably my mom's age, since you mentioned having a child that attended Morris Brown. Nice try with the google comment. Listen, you too can become cultured... stop being a Debbie Downer, hater, and and ignorant racist. Culture yourself, and yes reading is always fundamental. I have probably traveled, to more countries, than your age. It's never too late. I am done responding to you. Just remember it is never to late to learn a lesson, become cultured, and admit when you are wrong. BYEEE

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Betta stay woke...they'll take over PR and replace the locals with hollywood elite and wall street big wigs. They'll rebuild with mansions and high rise condo's.

  • Scromes1212

    That land is very valuable and the vast majority of the people on that land is poor. This situation is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.

  • KA

    Based on his comments, he definitely didn’t know it was a US territory when he put those twitter fingers to work...

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    HAARP orchestrated, systematic gentrification. Watch who will be around after the rebuild.

  • hottlanta

    That is why the U.S. hate Cuba. It wasn't about Russia it was about land. Cuba back in the day was the playground for the very wealthy and the very famous. The U.S. would go there. party and take their money back with them and leave the people out. They were only there as servants them. Castro said hell to the naw yall gotta go. If you go to the islands it is like that today. You will past a lot of blight before you get to your luxury hotel and they keep their money inside of the hotel and not on the outskirts of the island

  • You Could Never

    the citizens. the island. THEY. I CLEARLY said that (They said no, the citizens not the govt)

  • You Could Never

    Maybe you should visit the island, once things have been restored.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Maybe you should kiss my ass. Today. And shove your bad "Im so cultured" attitude up your ass, and choke on your future masters degree as WELL.

    Was trying to be nice, then scrolled down and saw how you talked to other Roses. How dare you. Fukk you.

    Next time you are on your world travels that you think so highly of, see if PR has some class you can purchase. Once the island is restored of course.

    Bish.

  • toni walker

    Beyoncé did not go to Houston until it was safe to go and other celebrities did the same. I am sure JLO will go when it is safe to fly in!

  • You Could Never

    Take the help we are already giving. Im sorry that happened. But yall cannot get ALL the help. Texas is still messed up. So is Florida. And the VI's too. Its like yall want us to withdraw the help we are giving these places for PR. It doesnt work like that. All those places were stricken FIRST. Stop acting like someone is turning their backs on your island. The VI's is taking their help and making do with it. Same with Florida. Yall the onliest ones CRYING.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Rich doesn't always mean smart. Didn't Trump inherit his wealth?

  • Reina1718

    Do u watch the spanish news during all issues?? Are u kidding me? Yes they do! & they show whats goin on in all states

  • Reina1718

    So u mad at ur state & that makes it ok for u to speak on others.... ok got u

  • Reina1718

    The problem is they not giving them the help...they have all this food & water sitting there! & they are only giving it to the people of the main city...they are expecting food & water 1st

  • Reina1718

    Puerto Rico was helping the virgin islands when irma hit with the lil resources they have what u mean?? Where r u getting ur news from??

  • Reina1718

    Im in NYC by the way & we help everywhere!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • hottlanta

    Cultured people don't have to tell you they are cultured, you will know it when you see it. Anytime you gotta tell someone you are cultured really means you are ghetto. Told him he was doing tooo much and trying toooo hard. They ain't no world traveler either. The furthest they have been in Six Flags. I know a lot of kids who to Clark Atlanta University and they don't act like that. They was getting ready to pounce on me had I said I never been to PR and when they found out I did they backed off. PR ain't nowhere and it is an okay place to visit. BRAVO!!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "President Donald Trump is anything but presidential these days."

    "Marc Anthony... had harsh words for the Troll-in-Chief."
    -------------
    Wow. I never thought I'd see words like that on this website.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Exactly??

  • Luvn_it

    What Sandra no back up defense for him??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    President Donald Trump has never been presidential.
    FIFY

  • Judi Lauren

    Guess someone is seeing the light, finally....

  • Judi Lauren

    smh... Sounds like America...

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    I know I got under your skin, for the simple fact that you have resulted to name calling and insults. I never insulted anyone, I stated facts.. only people who get mad are the ones who are ignorant and blinded in judgement. You are stating personal opinions. We have family and friends on the island, who state otherwise, when it comes to the incorrect information you are posting. Btw I've been posting here on SR since 05' so you and "the roses" who are upset for being dumb and ignorant can kiss my traveling, educated A$$ tata bih

  • KA

    Absolutely. And has relied on it all his life with his businesses. He is not a “self-made” man at all, but “idiot” is all him.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Since January 20th actually.

  • Shanese

    She has made a comment about him before. Don’t get your hopes up lol next we’ll itll go back to make America great again!

  • jazzysmith12

    He's the biggest idiot yet to exist!!!!

  • EMILY POST

    President Trump needs a TelePrompTer .... The hurricane is what is and was serious.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    This man here kills me. He says the wrong sh!t at the wrong time

  • T865!

    I read the first sentence and had to double check that I was on Sandrarose.com..??

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    These days hmph he's been unfit way before November 8th 2016....

  • PlayerP

    What about the millions he owes from all those bankruptcy's? He is such a poor leader.

  • CaramelDrop

    Chile, PUHleeze! It's safe enough for her to hop on a boat and pass out plates, life jackets, give them a ride back to the mainland or WHATEVER HELPS.
    I think I read she claims to send 1mil from her Vegas show..... when she gets it. I'm sure they can use the money NOW and I'm sure she has it.... but the show must go on - I guess.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Right! Can’t have any false hope LOL.

  • XoXo

    Ikr

  • XoXo

    Praise the Lord!

  • XoXo

    I pray you get some education. Good evening.

  • XoXo

    Especially the ones that didn't vote, voted him into office. Now they are complaining.

  • Waya Hedia

    No. It was about Russian missiles,bombers and ships in Cuba and the violent overthrow of the Cuban government. Jeeezuz.

  • Waya Hedia

    Puerto Rico has spent the last many years demonizing America while attempting to become independent while they pissed away their economy and our tax dollars. Now, they're not so sure about that eh?

  • hottlanta

    Wasn't Cuba a playground for the wealthy and why did they stop going down there.

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    People still go there and always have by way of mexico and other nearby islands. Ernest Hemingway had a house there. Jay z and Be were there in January and last year as well.

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    They may be poor but all are educated have food a place to stay speak more than 3 languages and free education and medical and some of the best doctors have studied here in America. Why you think Cubans come here and make a success? it is however like going back in time a little with classic cars and such.

  • toni walker

    Why don't you contact the red cross or another organization and go to Puerto Rico yourself and do something instead of criticizing Jennifer if you feel she is not doing enough!

  • hottlanta

    It ain't like you can just click get a ticket book a hotel and go. Even before President Obama lifted some restrictions it was hard to just say I am going to Cuba for a vacation.

  • hottlanta

    Still laughing when Dump said he has been busy working as to why his response to PR has been slow. I guess he is working tooo hard to sign that bill on his desk to renounce DOMESTIC terrorist groups over here. Lawrence O'Donnell is going on. Love it how Rachel is putting the dots together on Russiagate. Dump said he is gonna visit next Tuesday. I guess he gotta figure out which hat he will be wearing.

  • Shanese

    Oh no lol. No no. This is SR we’re talking about here, she will still die for her president

  • hottlanta

    Yep, Lawrence O'Donnell just said that Castro used to taunt them and called them a colony and PR said they wanted to be INDEPENDENT of the US they don't want statehood.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Unnacceptable.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LMBO!

    She does ride hard for him. I just don’t understand supporting such a divisive man. What president praises chaos and calls it “great anger” LOL while creating more ire?

  • Shanese

    Wonders shall never cease. If I didn’t like a group of people yet I saw one of their own trying so hard for my acceptance by even agreeing with the dumb shet I do on purpose I would just be lost for words lmao. We all know trump is emotional and rather rant and call people sons of bitches on twitter. Can you imagine if Obama did that to people who didn’t want to see him?

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    Girl you do not have a clue. when you go through Mexico Or Jamaica, or other islands they do not stamp your passport. People have been doing this for years.

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    Also everyone else from the world vacations in Cuba but us. Everyone else is welcome and they go as well that is how the majority of people in Cuba make allot of money tourism.

  • hottlanta

    Don't play me. I do know about passport being stamped my passport has been renewed 3 times because I have been to several countries not counties. I am talking about the ease to get over there, I remember I wanted to go there but you had to jump through a lot of hoops.. Bey and Jay got a lot of flak for going there because of the travel restrictions. Folks made a stink about it. If travel was so easy to go there why did Obama lift a lot of those restrictions before he left office.

  • https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/doc-joness-podcast/id1134986642 Doc J

    Trump must feel like there are too many minorities in Puerto Rico for him to get all compassionate about the devastation.

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    i do not know you. but i do know that all of my family have been to Cuba numerous times and they have American passports and they went through Mexico or Jamaica. I have Cuban relatives that go home every year. If you really want to go they will go....

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Shameful...... Do better Donny Dump.

  • Goddess™

    Donny Trump...??

  • Scorpiess

    At this point, I think President Duterte of the Philippines is more the statesman.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Very self-loathing, right?!

    Oh my ? He’d be impeached ?? Obama couldn’t even WAVE without criticism!

  • Shanese

    Impeached in a heartbeat. People would destroy him for doing such but with Dump unfortunately we all know he’s a drama queen so people don’t react as outraged when he does stuff like this

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    Smh..take his phone!!

  • Tgritty

    WOW...Sandra rose is usually on his ?. You KNOW it must be bad.

  • WutizaGRANNY!
  • tunjie

    Completely ignorant statement

  • ShWa

    Clown.

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    President doesn't know its from it's. Sigh.

  • Guess Who

    "anything but presidential these days"? o_0

    Just when has that orange hued son of a bitch EVER been Presidential?

  • Ozad

    Trump....What a piece of manure....Puerto Rican humanitarian aid and resources are being held up because they owe billions in loans, like every other world wide nation we provide billions in aid and military help to.

  • Ozad

    so what's that got to do with us being the richest country in the world providing basic humanitarian help...they are American citizens...right wing nuts and confederate crazies demonize America everyday

  • Waya Hedia

    Check your info. We're there. We're helping. If you're REALLY concerned... hop on over there and get to work. Stop whining here. It isn't helping PR.

  • nick c

    It's got everything to do with it, if they hate America so much they should vote to become independent but the vote always fails because those American tax dollars are just too sweet. Let's stay on point here

  • R in NYC

    Wow Sandra you finally seeing this Oompa Loompa for who he really vis?

  • Howard Alum ?

    OMG ?????? I had to log in Bc Sandra is not praising 45 ??

  • Gotitbutsmh

    45 is a racist bum. Nuff said.