"We love Puerto Rico."
Donald Trump attended a White House ceremony to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month today where he shared his attempt at a Spanish accent. The conference saw the President comment on a number of topics from the Las Vegas shooting to the American economy. A snippet of his comments have since gone viral, that shows Donald's take on saying the island's name with an accent...more than once.
"We are also praying for the people of Puerto Rico,” he said. "We love Puerto Rico...Puerto Rico." Note that each time he said the country's name it was in an exaggerated tone. Finally, he ended with "and we also love Puerto Rico" this time in a regular tone.
Trump uses a Spanish accent to say "Puerto Rico" twice during a Hispanic Heritage Month event pic.twitter.com/v5qFTiqSjM— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) October 6, 2017
Donald has come under fire from his visit to the devastated island when a video showed him tossing paper towels at a crowd. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz followed up his moves, and his comment about the hurricane throwing America's "budget out of whack," saying she hopes "the President of the United States stops spouting out comments that really hurt the people of Puerto Rico because rather than commander in chief he sort of becomes mis-communicator in chief."
Since the hurricane, a lot of celebrities and artists have come forward with donations for those in need. Jay-Z's music sharing platform TIDAL are sending cargo planes filled with supplies to aid in relief.
Fat Joe followed in pursuit asking his Instagram followers to donate any items to fill up planes. His video had the caption: "As the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico grows, our brothers and sisters are desperate for our help," he said. Please join myself, TIDAL, Governor Cuomo, and Ruben Diaz Jr. as we collect and transport much-needed supplies to the island. The goal is to fill and send as many cargo planes as possible. Donate or find your local drop-off location and help save lives. Head to TIDAL.com/PuertoRico."