By NAN Staffer
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 5, 2016: Some Haitians in Miami may be supporting Donald Trump for President of the United States, but the Republican Presidential hopeful yesterday completely ignored the devastation Hurricane Matthew had wrought on Haiti.
The master tweeter had nothing to say on the hurricane, Haiti or the disaster the storm was leaving in its path. Instead, he was busy slamming Hillary Clinton and lauding the mediocre performance of his vice-presidential hopeful, Mike Pence, in the VP debate.
By contrast, Democratic contender Hillary Clinton took time out to tweet her concern for those in Hurricane Matthew’s path.
“Concerned for the millions of families in Hurricane Matthew’s path. You can donate to help those in need here,” along with a UNICEF link to help fund the relief effort.
Hurricane Matthew is the fiercest Caribbean storm in almost a decade. It battered Haiti’s southwest coast with 145 mile-per-hour winds and surging seas that flooded coastal towns on Tuesday, tearing at trees and rooftops, turning roads into rivers of flowing water that surrounded houses and putting 10,000 in shelters before moving on to Cuba.
Last night, the eye of Hurricane Matthew made landfall near the eastern tip of Cuba. A turn toward the north-northwest is expected on Wednesday, followed by a northwest turn Wednesday night. Matthew is forecast to move near or over portions of the southeastern and central Bahamas Wednesday, and approach the northwestern Bahamas Wednesday night. Eleven people have so far died from the storm across the Caribbean.