By NAN Staff Writer
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Oct. 13, 2016: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump may have accused Bill and Hillary Clinton and their foundation of ripping off Haiti, but the businessman is yet to put his money where his mouth is as far as the island is concerned.
While the self-professed billionaire, fresh off ‘P…ygate, used his speech Tuesday to zone in on an ABC News investigation that revealed a series of email exchanges between the U.S. Department of State and top Clinton Foundation officials during the hours after the massive 2010 Haiti earthquake, he himself has yet to indicate any support for Haiti, which is again in desperate need of help following Hurricane Matthew.
Clinton is facing criticism for her role in facilitating the creation of an industrial park in post-earthquake Haiti that has been accused of displacing farmers and failing to live up to rosy job creation projections.
Trump, in his usual way of skewing the facts, bashed Clinton for helping to create sweat shops in Haiti and used his Panama City, Florida rally Tuesday to appeal to the large number of Haitian-Americans in Miami’s Little Haiti, especially those who have said they support him over Hillary Clinton.
“Today as Haiti’s death toll from Hurricane Matthew is on the rise, we should never forget how Bill and Hillary Clinton handled Haiti the last time out. To all of our friends in Haiti, and in Little Haiti, your day of justice is coming,” he said. “And it arrives on November 8.”
His comments come as Trump’s campaign took three days after the October 3rd hurricane to release any statement of condolence to Haiti and Haitians. The master tweeter did not spare a Tweet for Haiti after the category four storm slammed into the Caribbean island killing almost 1,000 and leaving thousands homeless.
On October 6th, the campaign only released a statement as Hurricane Matthew was approaching Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas and as a by the way note quoted Trump as saying: “I also want to extend my personal condolences to those families in Haiti who lost loved ones as this storm tore through their island. The news reports that over a hundred people are feared dead saddens us all, and the United States should offer our assistance to help our island neighbors.”
No word of course of if his own foundation will pitch in – nada, nothing, zilch!
This comes as reports indicate that the Trump foundation’s 2010 tax return showed it did not donate a penny to relief organizations in the wake of tragedies like September 11, Hurricane Katrina, or the massive Haiti earthquake of 2010.