tv Daniel Lippmann on Trump Administration Response to Hurricane Maria CSPAN October 2, 2017 1:55am-2:11am EDT
activity can get out and economic growth will return to the nation. those are the two primary principles. when you hear the president say, he does not care what happens to the top 1%, that is real for him. his is about the middle class and corporate tax rate for the president. senator sanders: depending on the earned income tax and how many children you have in your family, it is possible that some middle-class families may make some gains, but when you have a non-partisan group, 80% of the benefits go to the top 1%, then there are massive cuts in health care and an education, and programs desperately needed by the working people of this country, no, the framework of this proposal is not something we can support. the truth is, right now, the wealthiest people in this country are doing phenomenally well and it is time we asked them to start paying their fair share of taxes, not give them
tax breaks to cut medicaid, medicare and other important things. >> now we talked to a capitol hill reporter on what's ahead this week for congress. >> joining us live on the phone is dan litman, he is reporter for politico. thank you very much for being with us. >> thank you for having me come up steve. >> can you first walk us through how all of this unfolded from friday into yesterday morning by the president? >> the president flew up to new jersey on friday afternoon and he basically feels like the criticism from his response is out of bounds. he thinks he has done a good job in responding to this disaster, he is going to puerto rico on tuesday. maybe his opinion on the situation will change once he sees everything on the ground.
so far, he does not want this to be his hurricane katrina. i think you probably saw the washington post piece about how they first had a good response for the first couple of days then he had that four-day span where he really did not comment publicly, this was during last weekend where he kicked up the firestorm over the nfl players, and the whole media attention was focused on that, that was a lost opportunity for him to really show some strong leadership on this career pole issue. these millions of americans, these are americans in puerto rico, this is not some foreign country. host: only 5% of residents now have electricity. you get a sense of the magnitude. puerto rico has had its own
significant financial problems even before hurricane maria. in terms of the price tag and the commitment from this administration, what do you think the territory can expect? guest: this will be a long haul of fixing puerto rico because it will cost billions of dollars to bring back electricity. and they are going to have thousands of puerto ricans that will fly to america and say, they cannot live in puerto rico anymore. this hurricane really inflicted so much damage that it is not worth it to try to stay there for months as they try to restore electricity. so, florida will have to deal with these thousands of puerto rican, basically refugees. i think the president should understand that this will only tax florida because puerto rico will be like a ghost town is everyone leaves the territory.
steve: that's what you're colleague, we talked your colleague on c-span radio this past week talking about the challenges for florida and also the political implications down the road as potentially hundreds of thousands of puerto ricans moved to florida. guest: yeah, that could really make it harder for republicans to win in the state, a lot of puerto ricans are democrats i have heard that the turnout rate is 80% for presidential elections. i think that will probably carry over. if they feel like the trump administration did not do a good job of responding and was not caring enough, then you can be sure that in 2020, they will factor that in when they cast their votes against president
trump. i will say it is a tough situation. you can't expect it to be restored automatically. i'm sure they are doing a lot of work down there. rico, -- in puerto >> from the front page of the new york times. to give you a sense of the massive destruction. the headline "enduring a day of misery in puerto rico's ruins." there is a report president trump may visit the u.s. virgin
islands. has that been confirmed jet? >> they are still waiting for details of whether or not they can make the trip down to u.s. virgin islands. the response that he gets is, he had a good response when he went down to texas. vice president hence got a nice rush pence got a nice response as well. did they lie shattered trump because they feel he has not responded well or do they they not visit -- do welcome trump because they feel he has not responded well? or do they welcome a visit? host: daniel lippman is the co-author of playbook. thank you for being with us on this sunday. we appreciate it. ask tomorrow, the house starts
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