Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sharpton says no to hurricane money for Haiti after earthquake fail

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Samuel Maxime

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (sentinel.ht) – Rev. Al Sharpton, a big Hillary Clinton supporter, said he doesn’t want any money going to rebuild Haiti after the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. He said money should not be given until people find out what happened to the $10 billion that was meant to rebuild Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.

“What happened to the money that was given the last time? We need to look into it,” Sharpton told Richard Johnson of PageSix. Sharpton also said “I don’t know where the blame lies.”

Johnson wrote that “six years after that quake, Haiti’s infrastructure is still in shambles, and tens of thousands are still homeless because little housing has been rebuilt. Some fingers are pointing at Hillary Clinton, who was secretary of state when the magnitude 7.0 earthquake destroyed Port-au-Prince, and Bill Clinton, who was a UN special envoy to Haiti.”

The Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump continues to blast the Clinton’s for pay-to-play. On the campaign trail he has said repeatedly that the Clintons “ripped off Haiti” and said, “we should never forget how Bill and Hillary Clinton handled Haiti the last time out.”

Emails released by the State Department confirmed what most had suspected for years. Hillary Clinton’s State Department was routing Haiti reconstruction contracts to persons who are “Friends of Bill”, FOBs or VIPs of WJC (William Jefferson Clinton). Emails released by Wikileaks would corroborate a pay-to-play scheme.

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Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.