Trump doesn’t know Puerto Rico is part of the USA. Seriously.

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Trump doesn’t know Puerto Rico is part of the USA. Seriously.

 

Puerto Rico remains devastated after Hurricane Maria due to lack of adequate funding and resources.  Yet, in another racisTwitterer tirade, Trump bashes Puerto Rico pols who “only take from the USA!”

What can we expect though from a President who gets his information from sources like Fox News?

Trump’s recent outburst was in reaction to Democrats’ refusal to accept a package for Puerto Rico that falls short:

On Monday, Democratic leaders balked at the $600 million for Puerto Rican food stamps in the $13.45 billion package, arguing it wasn’t enough. But Republicans refused to back a Democratic House bill that failed to account for the historic Midwestern flooding, as it passed before that catastrophe. Democrats have said they support paying for flood relief and attempted Monday to amend their House bill with that money, a move the GOP blocked.

In his tweets, Trump raised a familiar, contested figure for disaster relief in Puerto Rico. Although the president has repeatedly claimed that $91 billion has been spent there, that figure actually reflects a high-end, long-term estimate for recovery costs; a fraction of that has so far been budgeted, and even less has been spent.

[Here’s why Trump says Puerto Rico is getting $91 billion in disaster relief]

The president also took aim at Cruz, San Juan’s outspoken mayor who has often taken Trump to task over the federal response to Hurricane Maria, which killed an estimated 2,975 people on the island.

“FEMA & the Military worked emergency miracles, but politicians like the crazed and incompetent Mayor of San Juan have done such a poor job of bringing the Island back to health,” Trump tweeted. “91 Billion Dollars to Puerto Rico, and now the Dems want to give them more, taking dollars away from our Farmers and so many others. Disgraceful!”

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