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Saturday, April 21, 2018

FEMA’s two biggest foul-ups of modern times have happened with Republicans in the White House. The human toll of storms like Katrina and Maria has been enormous, but the screwball failures of FEMA under Bush and Trump have made each respective disaster worse.

Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal has been in Puerto Rico this week, learning first-hand how citizens of the U.S. territory are recovering from Hurricane Maria. When her team’s investigation reaches a roadblock, they call on none other than Agent Mulder of The X-Files to probe the conspiracy behind FEMA’s con game.

Mulder (actor David Duchovny) spins a big old whoppin’ yarn – literally – about our GOP-led government’s inability to provide simple financial relief or fresh water to the storm victims. As you might have guessed already, alien life forms are at the heart of his tangled web of suspicion.

But there’s an all-too-real truth behind Mulder’s tall tale. Click and watch at the 2:41 mark as our bumbling (and chintzy) emergency management team is shown to have 51 areas of incompetence.

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