Puerto Rico is a shithole because lots of brown people live there. As a result, Puerto Rico has the same type of corruption and problems all other brown countries have.


Some of Puerto Rico’s biggest stars rallied a crowd of many thousands in San Juan on Wednesday, calling on the island’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, to resign. It was the fifth day in a row of protests in the U.S. territory, following a leak of hundreds of pages of misogynistic and homophobic texts between the governor and his main advisers.

During the day, trap artist Bad Bunny and singer Ricky Martin were among the huge crowd that marched to the governor’s mansion.

Tensions ratcheted up in the evening as protesters burst through a barricade at the governor’s mansion and security forces fired tear gas at the crowd, causing many to flee into surrounding streets. A livestream from Puerto Rican news site El Nuevo Día showed chaotic scenes of demonstrators confronting riot police a few minutes after midnight local time.

By early hours Thursday, the old city of San Juan resembled a war zone, with police chasing protesters through the streets while firing rubber bullets, gas canisters and what appeared to be flash bombs.

Earlier, demonstrators wearing gas masks and hard hats set a pile of garbage on fire in a plaza, and police quickly fired tear gas at them. A street was shown littered with debris and broken glass.

As El Nuevo Día reported, police spokesperson Axel Valencia said five people were arrested and two people were reported injured.

The problems are more than just some leaked texts that showed the governor saying politically incorrect things. The island has received enormous sums of hurricane reconstruction money from American taxpayers and much of it has been wasted due to corruption.

Trump chimed in on some of this earlier today.

It’s time for the United States to let Puerto Rico become its own independent country. This place is not serving our interests and has become a drain on our resources. And besides, don’t we hear over and over again about how evil colonialism is? Time for these people to be in charge of their own destiny. We have bigger problems to deal with than to have to worry about the chicanery going on with this shithole island.