Trump attempts to say 'Puerto Rico' with a Spanish accent, fails spectacularly

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President Trump interrupted his speech on Hispanic Heritage Month to shake hand with a Medal of Honor recipient at the White House Friday. And during an appearance on MSNBC's AM Joy this morning, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) slammed the president for apparently trying to get a few laughs while Puerto Rico is struggling. Trump imitated the accent not once, not twice, but three times, telling the crowd, "We love Puerto Rico", before ending sans accent with: "And we also love Puerto Rico".

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

Speaking to a crowd of representatives from over 200 Hispanic businesses, community and faith groups gathered in the East Room of the White House, Trump drew out the vowels in the name of the United States territory three times. (Because what else do you do when the leader of the most powerful country cracks a awful joke?) But the internet responded a little differently.

Trump followed that line of thought on Friday, when reporters asked him about his cryptic remark at a White House event. What more could you ask for? The fourth time that Trump said Puerto Rico, Trump said it the way a guy like the president might say Puerto Rico. "We are not going to bail them out", Mulvaney said. In May, Natural Resources Defense Council Health Director, Eric Olson announced that because of Puerto Rico's fiscal challenges, the island faced a water crisis and nothing was done then to address, resolve or act.

The president went on to stress the importance of the Hispanic community, and specifically praised Hispanic business owners for their contribution to our economy.

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