Trump spews, using Puerto Rico as red meat to throw to his xenophobic base

Trump’s been at it—again—using Puerto Rico as his punching bag.

I realize that a lot of people have put forth the idea that the Liar in Chief in the White House is also an idiot who doesn’t realize that Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory (colony) and that Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens. From my perspective, that is an easy out. It lets him off the hook and gives him a “dumb pass.” 

I think Trump is very aware of what he is doing. Greg Sargent got it right in his Washington Post opinion piece:

Trump’s new Puerto Rico hate-tweets rest on a very ugly premise

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