Donald Trump Offers Aid to Rebuild Notre Dame and Flint and Puerto Rico Ask What About Us?

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The glow of flames can be seen through the windows of Notre Dame as fire ravaged the centuries-old cathedral in Paris April 15, 2019.
Photo: Associated Press

Five years have gone by, some 1,825 days, since the people of Flint, Mich., were doomed to a life with no clean water, with no clear end in sight. (Nestle just pledged to continue providing bottled water for the town at least through August of this year.)

And it’s been more than 18 months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, killing nearly 3,000 people, destroying much of the infrastructure and leaving much of the island U.S. territory still without adequate power.

It remains a struggle for both the people of Flint and Puerto Rico to get the federal funds needed to make full recoveries, and so it was that on Tuesday, the day after flames ravaged France’s historic Notre Dame cathedral, some found irony in the speed with which the U.S. pledged to…

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