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Howard Dean says Clinton Foundation can help Puerto Rico better than Trump — hilarity ensues

Howard Dean says Clinton Foundation would handle Puerto Rico relief efforts better than President Donald Trump, then hilarity ensued on social media. (Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean alleged on social media this week that the Clinton Foundation should take over relief efforts of Puerto Rico from President Donald Trump — and social media erupted with laughter.

What did he say?

On Thursday, Dean wrote on Twitter:

Dean was responding to a tweet from Trump, who earlier said that "we cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!"

What is the Clinton Foundation's history of relief effort?

After a powerful earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her foundation, the Clinton Foundation, help lead U.S. relief efforts in the impoverished nation. The foundation raised millions to build schools and even a hospital. However, many of the plans took years to unfold while others still haven't come to fruition, nearly eight years after the quake. The Clinton Foundation has been a huge target of criticism over their Haiti relief efforts since.

That's why Dean's statement garnered more than 8,000 responses, most of which mocked him for his idea.

What did people say?

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