Donald Trump’s heartless behavior in the wake of the devastation in Puerto Rico has caused the situation to spiral into one of the worst humanitarian disasters on U.S. soil in a century.
Experts at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in New York estimate that more than 300,000 Puerto Ricans could leave the island in the next two years, and Florida would likely attract many of those.
The political ramifications are big and at least on paper favors Democrats, as Puerto Ricans tend to vote for the party.
Trump may have thought that Puerto Rico was less worthy of his attention than Texas or Florida because Puerto Ricans had no say over his election. Many of them do – and in the next election, their voices will be a lot louder.