‘The View’s’ Sunny Hostin Slams Trump Response to Puerto Rico: ‘U.S. Has Pillaged, Raped’ Island Since ‘Beginning’
The View's Sunny Hostin Slams Trump Response to Puerto Rico: ‘U.S. Has Pillaged, Raped' Island Since 'Beginning’ (NewsBusters)
For a second day in a row, The View host Sunny Hostin went on a tirade against President Trump for his comments touting the government aid given to Hurricane Maria hitting Puerto Rico last September. After media backlash, Trump doubled down and claimed the media had exaggerated the death toll. On Thursday's show, Hostin was irate at the President’s comments, saying this made him an “illegitimate president” and blamed a century old U.S. maritime law for the island being in financial ruin.
After Hostin criticized Trump, co-host Abby Huntsman, who perhaps heard criticism for her weak performance on Wednesday’s show, tried to argue that Puerto Rico was also at fault for being unprepared for the hurricane:
“I don’t think President Trump was solely to blame for what happened. Puerto Rico had a number of their own problems before Maria even hit. They were filing for bankruptcy. They had a power grid that was in chaos,” she began. An irate Hostin jumped in to blame Puerto Rico’s financial problems on an act that was passed nearly a century ago: