YOUR LET­TERS Trump’s pri­or­i­ties ques­tioned

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Don­ald Trump re­cently an­nounced the U.S. Trea­sury could no longer af­ford to help the hur­ri­cane rav­aged U.S. is­land of Puerto Rico.

He also rated his pres­i­dency re­ac­tion to Hur­ri­cane Maria’s dev­as­ta­tion as a 10. Surely he means 10 on a scale of 100. Puerto Rico was in fi­nan­cial dis­tress prior to the hur­ri­cane. Hous­ton, from the rav­ages of Har­vey and Florida, sub­ject to Irma’s wrath, weren’t men­tioned. Nor Cal­i­for­nia’s wild­fire rav­aged land­scape.

I won­der if Trump thinks Puerto Rico is just another black Car­ribbean is­land like Haiti where, after eman­ci­pa­tion, plans were made to ship re­cently freed slaves there, from their racist south­ern do­mains.

Or maybe Trump’s luxurious Florida es­tate suf­fered wind dam­age on its golf course and he’s count­ing on FEMA funds there?

Hol­ly­wood star power seems to be fu­elling Har­vey We­in­stein’s down­fall while Trump’s sex­ual ha­rass­ment ca­reer was lim­ited to lit­tle-known fe­males, hence no stay­ing power. So much for equal rights be­fore the law. A lucky me­dia dis­trac­tion for the pres­i­dent.

I no­tice he doesn’t yet ac­knowl­edge cli­mate change in spite of all na­ture is do­ing to set him right.

Here’s hop­ing his one pos­i­tive step in re­leas­ing the Kennedy pa­pers will not fea­ture huge redacted sec­tions. The re­lease of these doc­u­ments is about 50 years too late for a sup­posed demo­cratic so­ci­ety. Alan Martin Prince Ge­orge

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