FDR to Hawaii: 'I hate to tell you, but you threw our budget a little out of whack. But that'
“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy.
”I hate to tell you, Pearl Harbor, but you threw our budget a little out of whack. But that's fine.*
“The fact is that Pearl Harbor has been destroyed by two waves of attacks. Big decisions will have to be made as to the cost of its rebuilding!*
"This is an island sitting in the middle of an ocean. And it’s a big ocean; it’s a very big ocean.* This is an island surrounded by water, big water, ocean water.*
“If you look at the — every death is a horror, but if you look at a real catastrophe like the Titanic and you look at the tremendous hundreds and hundreds of people that died and what happened here with a disaster that was just totally overbearing. No one has ever seen anything like that. What is your death count?*
“We have done a great job with the almost impossible situation in Pearl Harbor. Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates* … people are now starting to recognize the amazing work that has been done by our great military. All buildings now inspected.*
”Hawaii, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure and massive debt, is in deep trouble* … Its old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars* … owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with.*
“The Mayor of Honolulu, who was very complimentary yesterday, has now been told by the Republicans that you must be nasty to Roosevelt.* Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of Honolulu, and others in Hawaii, who are not able to get their workers to help. They* … want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.*
“And we’re going to dedicate this golf trophy to all of those people that went through so much, that we love, a part of our great state and a part of our great nation.*
”RECORD HIGH FOR S&P 500!*
”Military is now on site and I will be there Tuesday. Wish press would treat fairly!*
”Virtually no President has accomplished what we have accomplished in the first 9 months.*
“The White House never looked more beautiful than it did returning last night.*
“The greatest influence over our election was the Fake News Media screaming for Crooked Wendell Willkie. Next, he was a bad candidate!*
”Heading to Alabama now, big crowd!”*