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Bert Macklin FBI
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Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
I'm reading about the Notre Dame fire on twitter and end up reading the comments of all the lefties that are blasting Trump for his pretty tone deaf tweet (what's new) about the fire.

In the comments was a girl from Puerto Rico who says something along the lines of Trump being tone deaf and insensitive when he visited Puerto Rico after their recent tragedy (I honestly didn't know they had a tragedy but she says they did so I will take it at face value). She closes her tweet by saying "Who would say something like that to 3.5 million American citizens."

Is it wrong that my immediate reaction was to want to reply to her tweet that Puerto Rico isn't really part of the USA?

I didn't reply to her cuz I didn't want to end up in a twitter argument over the semantics of what Puerto Rico actually is in relation to the US but it definitely caught me off guard to see a Puerto Rican refer to herself and her country as "American Citizens".
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MorbidTheClown
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
no


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jbgleason
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
PR folks want to be citizens when it is time for free money.

The rest of the time they love to carry on about their independence.


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TigerStripes06
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
American citizens aren’t necessarily Americans, and I’m pretty sure Puerto Rican’s don’t consider them selves Americans.


TigerSaintCubSox
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
Well they are actually American citizens, so it would be silly to argue that they aren't.


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Tactical1
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
They are American citizens.


Bert Macklin FBI
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
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American citizens aren’t necessarily Americans


Clarify this. That is an interesting concept.


The Spleen
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
They've been US citizens since around 1920.


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Bigfishchoupique
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
Puerto Rican’s are American citizens.


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Bert Macklin FBI
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
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They are American citizens.


I am not claiming to be an expert at this at all so can you explain how?


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Kentucker
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
Well, they are American citizens, so...


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ExtraGravy
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
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I didn't reply to her cuz I didn't want to end up in a twitter argument over the semantics of what Puerto Rico actually is in relation to the US but it definitely caught me off guard to see a Puerto Rican refer to herself and her country as "American Citizans".


If that catches you off guard, wait till you find out that everyone born in Puerto Rico is an "American Citizen" at birth.


Tactical1
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
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can you explain how?


I'm not sure if this is sarcasm.

Are you seriously asking this?


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Bert Macklin FBI
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
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If that catches you off guard, wait till you find out that everyone born in Puerto Rico is an "American Citizen" at birth.


Well that's the same thing that this girl is implying.

Are they really citizens? I mean they don't have the right to vote on the President (no electoral college votes for them) and they don't get representation in congress so what makes them citizens?


ExtraGravy
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
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I am not claiming to be an expert at this at all so can you explain how?


PR is a US territory and about 100 years ago, Congress passed a law giving all Puerto Ricans US citizenship. People born in PR are US citizens just like those born in Louisiana.

Interestingly, if you are a PR resident, you only pay like a 3% federal income tax rate. Pretty sweet deal.


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DeltaDoc
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
They only consider themselves Americans when they need American money.


ReauxlTide222
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
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I honestly didn't know they had a tragedy but she says they did so I will take it at face value
The Hurricane..?



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northshorebamaman
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
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Puerto Rico after their recent tragedy (I honestly didn't know they had a tragedy but she says they did so I will take it at face value)
You missed that, huh?

quote:

definitely caught me off guard to see a Puerto Rican refer to herself and her country as "American Citizens".


Harry Caray
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
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(I honestly didn't know they had a tragedy but she says they did so I will take it at face value)
probably the cat 5 hurricane that killed "somewhere between" 60-3,000 people


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upgrayedd
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re: Do Puerto Ricans Consider Themselves Americans?
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I honestly didn't know they had a tragedy but she says they did so I will take it at face value

She's referring to the hurricane that they can't recover from because they pissed away most of the relief money via political corruption. It's basically the reason they're essentially a third world country and will remain so forever.


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