Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez never saw this humiliation coming.
Ocasio-Cortez thought she had Donald Trump set up.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was speechless when this family member sided with Trump.
In 2017 Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, leaving island residents without power for months and killing almost 3,000 residents.
Every time there is a hurricane under a Republican president, so-called “journalists” try to turn the event into the next Katrina.
Democrats successfully destroyed George W. Bush’s presidency with a narrative about the Bush administration’s response to that storm, so when Maria crushed Puerto Rico, the media reran the successful 2005 playbook.
The corporate media tried—using the help of the socialist Mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulin Cruz—to whip up a scandal surrounding the federal government’s response and aid money directed to Puerto Rico.
This ended up being another fake scandal that fizzled out.
Even though Trump is out of office, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tried to dredge up the Maria non-scandal by claiming her “abuela” is still living in a dilapidated home nearly four years after Maria decimated Puerto Rico.
“Just over a week ago, my abuela fell ill. I went to Puerto Rico to see her- my 1st time in a year+ bc of COVID. This is her home. Hurricane María relief hasn’t arrived. Trump blocked relief $ for PR. People are being forced to flee ancestral homes, & developers are taking them,” Ocasio-Cortez posted on social media.
There was just one problem.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s aunt disagreed and blamed corrupt politicians on the island as opposed to Donald Trump for the sorry state of her living conditions.
The Daily Mail reports:
“It’s a problem here in Puerto Rico with the administration and the distribution of help,” the aunt told the Daily Mail. “It is not a problem with Washington. We had the assistance and it didn’t get to the people.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s abuela echoed comments made by Donald Trump back in 2019 as Congress debated a Puerto Rico relief bill.
“The Democrats today killed a Bill that would have provided great relief to Farmers and yet more money to Puerto Rico despite the fact that Puerto Rico has already been scheduled to receive more hurricane relief funding than any ‘place’ in history,” Trump posted on social media in April 2019. “The people of Puerto Rico are GREAT, but the politicians are incompetent or corrupt.”
Events proved that Trump was correct and the corporate media was lying.
Months after, Trump’s former high-level Puerto Rican politicians were arrested in a massive corruption scandal.
“Former Education Secretary Julia Keleher and Ángela Ávila-Marrero, former head of Puerto Rico’s Health Insurance Administration, were arrested on 32 counts of fraud, theft and money laundering, along with two businessmen and two sisters who worked as education contractors,” USA Today reported.
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo A. Rosselló and his successor both resigned after this corruption scandal.
The biggest disinformation campaign in human history was waged by CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, the Washington Post, NBC, ABC, CBS, and the rest of the corporate media that believed lying and fabricating stories about Donald Trump was acceptable because it was done in pursuit of a noble purpose.
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