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What happens when an impoverished, storm-wracked island is struck by a black hole of narcissistic ego? The people of Puerto Rico found out during Trump’s presidential visit on Tuesday — described aptly by Stephen Colbert as “a second disaster.”

Compassion Donnie-style was on full display, from stupefying condescension (what Colbert calls “Trump-splaining”), inappropriate boasting (“we got an A+”), and foolish questions (“Would you really drink that treated water?”) to an obnoxious paper-towel toss and and even a curtly dim “Have a good time!” as he departed an encounter with survivors.

Yes, this is America’s president. And he’s the only one we’ve got. If you don’t laugh, you may never stop crying.

 

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