Donald Trump is the president of about 37 percent of the people in the United States aka his base. Throughout his 2016 presidential campaign and presidency, POTUS has made no attempt to reach out to the Democrats and the independents. He also made a terrible decision to disrespect, attack, and ignore people of color. After Hurricane Maria, Trump tossed paper towels to a crowd of people who did not yet have running water. Paybacks are hell.
The man who occasionally sits in the White House has invited the Boston Red Sox to the White House in celebration of their World Series win last fall. There will be a number of empty seats at the table during the visit. Those include Rafael Devers, David Price, Mookie Betters, and others. Now, Manager Alex Cora has released a written statement saying he would be a no-show, according to a Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Día (The New Day).
Cora’s reason for staying home was Trump’s totally inappropriate response to the people of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria nearly destroyed the island and the Americans who populate it. He said:
‘Although the government of the United States has helped, there is still a long way to go, that is OUR reality. I have continually used my voice so that we Puerto Ricans are not forgotten and my absence is not different. Therefore, at this moment, I do not feel comfortable celebrating in the White House.’
Since the hurricane, which was the greatest disaster in the U.S. killing over 3,000 people, Trump has tried to cut funding, allowed dishonest contractors to take advantage of the victims, and denied the severity of the terrible storm. Cora has spoken loudly about the president’s failure to help them appropriately.