On Tuesday’s episode of “The View”, the hosts talked about the ongoing devastation in Puerto Rico, and notorious anti-President Trump host Whoopi Goldberg made an outlandish statement about the president – one she is now undoubtedly regretting.
Goldberg said about the victims in Puerto Rico, “I wonder if he realizes that these are American citizens in Puerto Rico. This is part of America.”
It was a bizarre attempt to suggest the President of the United States doesn’t know who American citizens are, and she reiterated it a second time!
“I don’t think he realizes that Puerto Rico is part of the United States. I don’t think he realizes that. He didn’t know Hawaii was part of the United States either. But that’s just me. That is what I’m saying.”
Well at least she took responsibility for the statement, because Trump just proved her incredibly wrong.
Trump on Tuesday announced that he would visit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands next week. He tweeted about Puerto Rico’s needs. He talked about Puerto Rico during a meeting on tax cuts. He raised the subject at a Rose Garden news conference with the prime minister of Spain.
And he attended a hurricane briefing. He called a meeting of agency heads tasked with helping Puerto Rico recover, and sent top officials out to the White House driveway to talk to reporters. FEMA Administrator Brock Long delivered specifics: 16 Navy and Coast Guard ships in the waters around Puerto Rico and 10 more on the way.
Throughout, Trump stressed that Puerto Rico’s governor had praised the federal response, characterizing Ricardo Rossello as “so thankful of the job we’re doing.”
And that’s not all he’s done.
Trump on Thursday waived federal restrictions on foreign ships’ transportation of cargo to the island. He tweeted that relief supplies are getting through.
“The electric power grid in Puerto Rico is totally shot. Large numbers of generators are now on Island. Food and water on site,” he wrote.
So while Goldberg sits in her comfy chair judging Trump, he’s taking action to actually help the people of Puerto Rico instead of criticizing others.
It’s clear her view from Hollywood is skewed, because Trump is doing everything in his power to help these American citizens.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.