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:
What we should do is turn over the rehab of Puerto Rico to the Clinton Foundation. They know what they are doing. Y… https://t.co/vQ8yG9sP2W— Howard Dean (@Howard Dean) 1507809384.0
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?
So they can rake in a bunch of money, do nothing and maybe fund another wedding?— Mike (@Fuctupmind) October 12, 2017
I’m from Puerto Rico and all I’m gonna say is stay away from the island and keep your money grabbing Clinton friends away!! You’re crazy!!— red (@kotuzak)October 12, 2017
Sure. My friend, a former CEO of Amex sent a ship of goods to Haiti & before it would be unloaded he was forced to pay 30,000 to Clintons— Deplorabledonnawoman (@iiarwatch) October 12, 2017
How did that work out for Haiti ???? Oh that's right a wedding for Chelsea— SON OF LIBERTY (@fande3rls1) October 12, 2017
"I thought this was a parody account but it is actually a real Democrat saying we should entrust the Clintons with money. LMAO."@POTUS— 🇺🇸DTMAGA🇺🇸 (@DTMAGA1) October 12, 2017
Drink your warm milk and go back to bed, Howie— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) October 12, 2017
Omg! The Clintons would run with the money!— Brandy (@bedral43) October 12, 2017
Yeah, they must be desperate for more money to launder just like from Haiti.— TFC3Tweets (@TFC3Tweets) October 12, 2017
Gov Dean, please close your account and go into the woods somewhere. No one wants to hear from you. Thanks!— Jimmy (@JimmyTeton) October 12, 2017
"I can't believe he gave me his Twitter password." pic.twitter.com/jKGs7DV3DB— Aaron FitzPatrick (@CheapSeats411) October 12, 2017