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Dodgers Notes: Kike’ Hernandez says President Trump should ‘show some humanity’

By in Press Enterprise on October 5, 2017

By Bill Plunkett

LOS ANGELES — Earlier this week, Houston Astros chairman Jim Crane sent two private planes loaded with supplies to Puerto Rico to aid the hurricane recovery efforts there. Those planes returned loaded with people, moving to safety in the United States.

Dodgers utilityman Kiké Hernandez is a former member of the Astros’ organization who made his major-league debut with them in 2014. The Puerto Rico native’s family and his fiancee’s family were on one of those planes and Hernandez (active on social media) took to Twitter to express his thanks to Crane.

Things got messy after that.

Hernandez received some negative responses to his tweet. Later in the day, he posted a video of President Donald Trump’s visit to Puerto Rico and criticized the president’s light-hearted approach to passing out supplies to hurricane victims.

“I’ve tried not getting too political but PR is going through something very serious and this guy is trying to make this (stuff) funny?! SMH!!!” Hernandez tweeted.

Backlash from Trump supporters followed with Hernandez even becoming the subject of a headline and story on a website called ‘OffendedAmerica.com.’

Before Wednesday’s workout, Hernandez said he has tried to stay away from Twitter since Tuesday other than to continue his fundraising efforts for hurricane relief. And he stood by his criticism of the president’s behavior during his visit to Puerto Rico.

“This is serious. This is not a joke,” Hernandez said. “To see him throw paper towels out there like those people are inferior. … It’s like going to Vegas right now and starting to throw Band-Aids to the public, you know?

“I try not to be too political. But it’s not about politics. … It’s not a time to be joking. Be respectful to the people who are suffering and are in need. Show some sympathy. Show some humanity. Show some heart. That’s what (angered […]    

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