Matt Yglesias attempted to use the Berlin Airlift to criticize the federal government’s response to the devastation on Puerto Rico:


Is he not paying attention? The issue with Puerto Rico right now is a destroyed power grid, no ability to communicate, potable water shortages and a destroyed transportation infrastructure that’s preventing the distribution of aid already at the airport and the ports around the island.

Berlin was surrounded by Soviet tanks but the city had a power grid, water and an infrastructure to distribute aid once it arrived:

More from author and Navy War College professor Tom Nichols, who is by no means a Trump supporter:

And as we documented to Patricia Arquette yesterday, we’re already airlifting in supplies: