Trump’s latest tweet about Puerto Rico is certainly on-brand, to say the least.
The U.S. president uploaded a supercut video of the relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, a 1984-esque piece of propaganda that’s more about receiving the credit for helping, rather than well, actually helping.
Titled “What the fake news media will not show you in Puerto Rico,” the eight-minute video consists of a mishmash of footage from various agencies, ending with Trump shaking people’s hands in the four hours that he was there.
“Nobody could have done what I’ve done for #PuertoRico with so little appreciation. So much work!” Trump tweeted.
Of course, the video comes following criticism of the Trump administration’s handling of the disaster — and handling of paper towels. Namely, criticism comes from San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, whose complaints were rebuffed as “political noise” by FEMA administrator Brock Long.
Power collapses in San Juan hospital with 4 patients now being transferred out. Have requested support from FEMA. NOTHING! @DavidBegnaud
— Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) October 8, 2017
The death toll following the Category 4 storm on Sept. 20 stands at 36, but is expected to rise as hospitals still struggle almost three weeks after the disaster hit.
The island is still largely without basic utilities: Approximately 56.8 percent of its people have drinking water, and a tiny 11.7 percent of people have electricity.
But don’t worry about all that. Worry about Trump not getting the plaudits that he’s so very used to, because that’s what he’d want you to do.