Posted on June 12, 2018

Cuomo Blames Racism for Weak Federal Response to Hurricane Maria Victims

Cedar Attanasio and Linda Massarella, New York Post, June 10, 2018

Moments before taking his place in the annual Puerto Rico parade, Gov. Andrew Cuomo charged that the weak federal response to victims of Hurricane Maria is because of an inherit racism coming from the White House.

Cuomo said the death toll from Hurricane Maria stands at 4,500 — more than twice as many that died in Louisiana’s infamous Hurricane Katrina — yet the amount earmarked by Washington to help repair the island‘s infrastructure has been paltry.

“It’s a symptom of a federal government that believes in a sense of division…. That people of different skins and different languages are an offense to this nation,” Cuomo railed.