During a meeting Thursday with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, Donald Trump was asked by reporters how he would grade his administration’s response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria on the tiny American territory, on a scale of one to ten. His answer was less than surprising:
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I would give myself a 10.”
Normally we would assume the person had misheard the question and perhaps thought the reporter said “ten thousand,” but this is Trump we’re talking about. He gives himself a perfect score on literally everything, even when he has to cheat to do it.
But in this case, the statement is particularly galling, considering nearly 80 percent of the island is still without power. If nothing else, Donnie Daycare loses a few points on his “score” just for not being able to get through a natural disaster without publicly eviscerating someone who dared to disagree with him. And then I would say that he loses a few more for looking like such an out-of-touch asshole the entire time. I would probably dock him a couple extra points for tweeting incessantly about the NFL while people were literally drowning in Puerto Rico, as well.
So that leaves, what? Two, maybe?
But this answer itself, the fact that he actually thinks he did a good job… That loses him one more point, just because it means he’s learned absolutely nothing from the debacle. If Trump thinks he did a good job in responding to Puerto Rico, imagine what little effort he might put into, say, a bunch of wildfires breaking out in California or something.
Now Donnie’s down to one measly point left on the ten-scale. I guess I can go back to giving him the benefit of the doubt: Maybe he expected the question and somebody like Tony Perkins wrote down an answer for him, but as he was memorizing it before the meeting, he wasn’t seeing the decimal point.