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It cannot be privatized. I am and a lot of people totally against because it that we are 100 miles long by 35 miles wide that someone APO it doesn’t matter how you want to disguise it . It’s a monopoly and what we’re doing is we’re putting in private hands . The decision as to where our economic development is spread where the sense of equality or inequality . It will happen so power isn’t just about the power grid . It’s also about the ability that the Puerto Rican people may have in the years to come . To ensure that there is appropriate economic development and equally divided amongst all the 78 municipalities in Puerto Rico .
Disaster capitalism. What is that term mean to you and do you think that’s happening here . Using a crisis to accomplish something that couldn’t be accomplished otherwise .
You know I wish I’d never been introduced to that term also the shock treatment right using the chaos to strip employees of their bargaining rights rights took 40-50 years for the unions to be able to determine that something very important and.
It just means taking advantage of people when they are in a life or death situation. It is the most .
An absolute mistreatment of human rights.
It means that the strongest really feed off the weakest until everything that’s left is the carcass and what we cannot understand is why because that a soul against the American spirit that we see , we have Adamson won more than 500 volunteers in the span of 4 weeks coming here leaving their homes taking their vacation nurses stress AFL-CIO UFC W Livorno workers since leaving their homes. I met a person from California that sold a Harley Davidson . I think so . There are only Davidson come to San Juan and help for 2 weeks , you have , you know the United States has a big heart . You know what it is to help those in need . And then the central government of federal government in the United States seems to be just playing a totally different to this this this and low against this total pace of just getting relief to people life and relief to people . It’s unthinkable .
You mentioned as we flew in here we weakest being incinerated at more that are not counted. Do you actually know the death toll . Right now it is not happen .
No , we don’t know. It has been reported that 911 deaths have been our bodies have been cremated since 90 . Why is that now , Andrew 911 . Why is that happening . We have no idea . You know , usually when you cremate people at that rate , it’s because you’re trying to ensure that an outbreak of whatever disease doesn’t come up , but whatever it is we should know about it . And again , I don’t understand why these things are not being openly talked about .
Let’s go back to and President Trump person”>Trump attacked you , I think it shocked many people because by then people had heard of you , you were a familiar image across our TV screens as you were what waist chest high in water with your ball foreign helping to save people and evacuate people. So that’s the mayor of San Juan that we became familiar with and then you have the President of the United States attacking you , what was the quote . First , you had the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security talking about .
It says a date is a good news story now had really that really.
I don’t know if I can say the word on TV , but it really upset because this was not , this is , this is never been a good news story when devastation hits and people are dying because they don’t have dialysis appropriate medical care or food and water who’s minded who’s heart would call this a good news story so I I hadn’t actually heard her say that and I’ve actually met her twice after them and we’ve had good meetings , but things have come from those meetings , but to me at the moment. It was like a total lack of connection with reality . Maybe and Trump person”>Trump Phil marijuana goal .
So President Trump person”>Trump says the mayor of San Juan , who was very complimentary of only a few days ago , has now been told by the Democrats. You must be nasty to Trump person”>Trump he tweeted this from his bed Minster Golf Resort in New Jersey and went on to say such poor leadership ability by the mayor of San Juan and others in Puerto Rico , who are not able to get their workers to help they want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort .
You know what , what I thought. Poor guy .
Poor guy you know it must be very difficult to live in a world where reality is very different to what do you want to be and it’s very easy to try to change the dialog , when you’re failing it’s was like when he get himself a 10 well , it’s a 10 out of 100 I agree because it’s still a failing grade.
Can you tell us what your meeting with him was like when President Ram came here what we saw is the President hurling rolls of paper towels at hurricane survivors.
Yeah. Of what I heard or is it precedent disconnected with reality and not refer sent in their real values of the American people , a man that said this is not a real catastrophe now Katrina and that was a real catastrophe has then ricin they would , he says , you know . He says one thing one day , he says . Another thing . Another day , it’s very hard to keep up with the man and who wants it anyway , but .
It was he try to avoid you know small sont easy for him. Where were you I was sitting in a corner where where where Elvis . This was at the bar when you’re snotty and therefore of space and you know I went because you have to respect the presidency and I wonder because I represent 350,000 people in San Juan .
If it would have been a him in me.
I would not wasted my time , but in a democracy. You have to respect the leadership even though you don’t see eye to eye with a person . So he finally , you can see in the picture he hadn’t very , you know , because he was so far away for me so yet to reach out and I said it’s not about , it’s about saving lives , Mr. President . It’s not about politics and he looked over me and said , well , thank you everybody and not I kind of chuckled because if that didn’t bother him he would have said I agree with you , right . But because of other then he didn’t say anything . So all you did was , it was a feast of accolades to himself . We’ve done such a good job with the Coast Guard and we’ve done such a good and you know in the meantime , I have a mere sitting next to me sane . Well let him come to my town .
And. And really , the reality is not I have things gotten better in San Juan , yes . In the past week and a half FEMA has responded more equitably and a lot of it has to do with local politics , you know and I have to say , after my second meeting with Secretary Duke and he left John Barth’s here too be our connection with female he’s from all non-security things got better . Are they where they’re supposed to be no can I see the light at the end of the tunnel . A week ago I could imagine it . Now I can see . But that is not the situation for most of the other 77 municipalities in Puerto Rico and I’m not going to be such a bad quarter reckon that I’m gonna say oh things as long as they’re good for me and they’re good for the world , because then I would become Donald Trump person”>Trump and heaven forbid I should never be like that man .
You clearly came into office , with the support of many union. Yeah , in fact when we flew in from the airport today and you are holding a news conference with Bernie Sanders . There were representatives of the number of unions and among them were the electrical workers . Yeah and they talked about the power company there’s been discussion is about whether you could transform this largest public power company in the country that has had the biggest shortage in black out of electricity that we’ve ever seen in this country as possibly test case where you start to use solar power . Yes what about this , what do you see happening . Do you see this is an attempt to privatize or do you see creative ways that Porter .