Puerto Rico is a permanent disaster area. But it’s only the fault of the guy in the White House when he’s a Republican. Now that there’s a Democrat, Puerto Rico being blacked out for two days is just one of those things.
Puerto Rico was still reeling Friday from a massive blackout that initially left over a million residents without electricity.
Schools and government offices were closed for a second day as roughly 56 percent of all power customers, about 840,000, remain in the dark as of Friday afternoon.
The two entities in charge of providing electric services to 1.5 million power customers in Puerto Rico was not able to say with certainty when power would be fully restored across the entire U.S. territory.
Funny how we’re barely hearing about this. If Trump were still in office, it would be a lead story. Where’s Anderson Cooper?
Frustrated islanders have repeatedly noted the frequency of blackouts unrelated to weather events, with some adding that Puerto Ricans pay much higher electric bills than people on the U.S. mainland.
I can’t imagine why.
Workers from the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, the bankrupt public corporation in charge of controlling power generation units
Bankrupt public corporation in charge of controlling power generation… hmm.
Additionally, corruption and mismanagement within the power authority contributed to the island’s decadelong financial crisis by racking up $9 billion in public debt, more than that of any other government agency in Puerto Rico.
Otero said she recalls the constant service interruptions post-Maria, “but we knew it was a hurricane that turned everything off, but now we don’t have any hurricane, and it’s worse now.”
Clearly, Trump’s fault.