President Trump Makes Fun Of Puerto Rican Accents To Honor Hispanic Heritage Month

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Nov. 18 2019, Updated 2:21 p.m. ET

Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15, is a time to recognize contributions Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to U.S. culture. During a speech to mark the occasion, President Trump affected an exaggerated accent while saying the country's name. No, seriously. 

Someone forgot to tell the President that "honoring" and "mocking" are not the same:

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Twitter users responded with appropriate outrage:

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Some people were speechless:

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I mean, this is unacceptable behavior for ANYONE, let alone a President:

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Americans are embarrassed again. Or still. Whatever. It's horrifying:

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Mr. President, what were you thinking?!

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Some noticed Melania looking a little uncomfortable in the background:

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Remember, the speech was supposed to celebrate Hispanic Heritage:

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Twitter has a message for the President:

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When Hurricane Maria stuck Puerto Rico in September, billions of dollars worth of damage was done, and much of the island was left without power. 

Months later, it's been revealed that the death toll is far higher than the official toll of 64, with at least 499 people killed in Puerto Rico according to funeral home directors and staff, who say that months without power and other essentials have led to indirect hundreds of indirect deaths. 

The New York Times and a group of academics believe the number could be even higher — closer to 1,000 — a figure they calculated by comparing mortality rates to previous years.  

Puerto Rico's governor, Ricardo Rosselló, has since announced plans to reassess the official death toll. 

With infrastructure still damaged on much of the island, Puerto Ricans are moving to the mainland in mass. 

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