Shadow president Hillary Clinton kicked off her response to the crisis in Puerto Rico Sept. 24 with an “If I were president…” tweet:
President Trump, Sec. Mattis, and DOD should send the Navy, including the USNS Comfort, to Puerto Rico now. These are American citizens. https://t.co/J2FVg4II0n
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 24, 2017
That tweet has racked up more than 300,000 likes since, and it has resonated deeply, having given The Resistance a taste of what things would be like were President Clinton running the show. Suddenly, every anti-Trumper on social media was asking, “Why hasn’t Trump sent the USNS Comfort yet?” “When is Trump going to send it?”
Suddenly, those who’d never heard of the Comfort (that is, everybody) were wondering why it hadn’t been readied and dispatched to arrive at port the moment the hurricane passed over.
Calm down, everyone … the hospital ship arrived in Puerto Rico Tuesday, brining with it hospital beds and operating rooms.
— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) October 3, 2017
— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) October 3, 2017
— FEMA (@fema) October 3, 2017
Good news, right? Now San Juan’s mayor can take off her “HELP US, WE ARE DYING” shirt and change into something else. Or not.
— Mary Ehret (@NativePalate) October 3, 2017
#Maria hit on Sept. 20. Its route was predicted days in advance.
— (((Tim Shank))) (@Freckelz43) October 3, 2017
Two million dollars short & two weeks late. How many preventable injuries, illnesses and deaths occurred while waiting? We deserve to know https://t.co/YIMr1jQ6w2
— portia chalifoux (@PortiaChalifoux) October 3, 2017
ABC News’ Jon Karl made note that the ship arrived two weeks after the hurricane struck the island.
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) October 3, 2017
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) October 3, 2017
Oh thank goodness it didn't get there too early!! Like right on the heels of the storm or anything!!
— Linda Kemp (@LindaLarsonKemp) October 3, 2017
Didn't Hillary Clinton call for this last week? https://t.co/vAxMXTOO2u
— E.Nicole (@erikastruth) October 3, 2017
It should have been positioned outside the storm and in Puerto Rico hours after the storm had left.
They knew for days this was coming. https://t.co/qelgapH5GT
— Dotards for Trump (@SirFartknocker) October 3, 2017
What a coincidence. Did the ship just happen to arrive on the same day as the president? Or was it held back until he arrived? https://t.co/6hh2sD81Ef
— sharon north east (@primaltwit) October 3, 2017
Aww, look at that, Comfort arrives in Puerto Rico the same day as Trump. Disclaimer: there is no such thing as coincidence. https://t.co/lgHs9FgYjy
— Steffi (@steffimaggs) October 3, 2017
Just in time for @realDonaldTrump appearance in P.R. What a coincidence? Just have been there right after the hurricane
— Danielle Sullivan (@Danie25) October 3, 2017
Can you say photo op!?!???
— Amy (@amyks_07) October 3, 2017
— LambertGlowbug 2 (@lambertglowbug2) October 3, 2017
Just in time for Trumps arrival. What a coinkedink.
— Kristina Shands (@authenticbuzz) October 3, 2017
That really is excellent news. And, what a coincidence, same day the Imposter POTUS is arriving…2 weeks too late.
— LisaB (@BriscoeLAB) October 3, 2017
"Comfort" has arrived in San Juan" …Will trump be standing on the deck, wearing a 'MAGA Mission Accomplished' hat ($40 on his website)?
— Wendell M. Young (@wendmyoung) October 3, 2017
Of course just in time for a photo-op for white savior Trump.
— PerSisterBK ? (@BklynDin) October 3, 2017
What a wonderful time to be alive.
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WaPo: Did Hillary's nagging convince Trump to deploy a hospital ship to Puerto Rico? https://t.co/I1Lm0JtKJG
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 26, 2017