Breitbart editor-in-chief asks if "culturally there was an issue" making Puerto Rico unprepared for Hurricane Maria

Breitbart editor-in-chief asks if "culturally there was an issue" making Puerto Rico unprepared for Hurricane Maria

Breitbart's Alex Marlow: "Do you believe that there wasn't enough done, there wasn't enough effort made by the people of Puerto Rico to be prepared?"

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From the October 8 edition of SiriusXM Patriot's Breitbart News Daily:

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CALLER: I'm just really annoyed at the media, how they only focus on everything negative. They don't look at anything positive whatsoever. My father, he told me, the first thing is that their own government is corrupt. Their own government is the one who is very slow with moving anything. And all our president did, which is the smart thing, push in our people in there to take over and kind of just run the show. And that's all that has to happen, at this point.

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ALEX MARLOW (HOST): OK. So, let me ask you, Bruno. Do you think that culturally there was an issue there where people were not prepared for really what would have -- it is inevitable that Puerto Rico is going to get hit by a hurricane every so often. I mean, most of the time you get away with it, but it's going to happen every ten years or so. They're going to get slammed by something. Do you believe that there wasn't enough done, there wasn't enough effort made by the people of Puerto Rico to be prepared?

CALLER: Look, my father, when he retired, he built his own house. Concrete foundation, cinder block walls. He has his roof completely strapped with cables. My father was going to retire there. He knew exactly what he was doing. He built his house. He's like, "My house is fine." Most people have good construction. Now, the wooden houses, obviously, those people who built those houses, maybe they didn't have the resources. But, again, that's -- when you know you're living in an area where storms will occasionally hit -- and it's not going to be the first and last time this happens -- you as a person have to make sure that you live in a house that can withstand that.

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