LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Even though Puerto Rico…a U.S. territory…is in desperate need of help, the Trump administration still puts politics ahead of lives.
TMZ happened to catch up with Akon at LAX and asked him a few questions regarding his thoughts on Puerto Rico’s recovery.
— AKON (@Akon) February 24, 2018
According to the business mogul, his organization — Akon Lighting Africa — actually presented a plan to restore electricity to Puerto Rico in under 30 days.
Akon says his proposal was rejected.
“It’s politics, propaganda, and special interests,” Akon says. “They didn’t care about the people. If that was the case, they would’ve allowed us to go in and just provide the solution. But, I think it was bigger than ‘numbers’ at that point.”
Akon thanks for thinking about Puerto Rico and I regret that this government has not allowed you to help us. There are still many people without electric power. God Bless and come to Puerto Rico ?? . pic.twitter.com/zeFqNjdaDH
— Wilfredo Díaz Rosado???? (@wilfredodiazPR) February 25, 2018
TMZ reports that, as of this week, 83 percent of Puerto Rico’s power has been restored. Mind you, Hurricane Maria happened more than 4 months ago.
Akon says his organization could’ve had the job done in less than 30 days. And, they have the track record to prove their success.
The source reports that Akon has provided electricity to 14 African countries. Whole…countries.
Along offered to help restore power in Puerto Rico and the government said no. Akon has literally given power in 14 African countries with his company. Y'all president ain't sh*t….. pic.twitter.com/6i96Yaq6LQ
— Mr. Joe Schmoe ???? (@HenJoeSchmoe) February 25, 2018
Maybe if Puerto Ricans looked more like “Scandinavians,” the Trump administration would’ve been more inclined to deliver the territory’s residents from such a disastrous situation.
When asked about Trump’s take on “s**thole countries,” Akon responded as follows.
“With him [Donald Trump], you just never know. And, I mean, it’s hard because he’s the kind of person you really can’t answer for…but I know the average person is baffled by a lot of his comments. You know what I’m saying?”
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