Trump Kicks Off The Week By Taking To Twitter To Yell At Puerto Rico Again

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Trump Kicks Off The Week By Taking To Twitter To Yell At Puerto Rico Again

Donald Trump woke up on Monday to lash out at the world over the Mueller report, then targeted Puerto Rico again. Trump, of course, sent out fact-free tweets to claim that the U.S. territory “has been given more money by Congress for Hurricane Disaster Relief, 91 Billion Dollars, than any State in the history of the U.S.” But, that figure is false.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said that as of the end of last year, Puerto Rico had actually received about $11.2 billion in disaster relief payments since 2017. The ‘President’ should already know that. A senior administration official told FactCheck in April that Trump is including future FEMA costs “over the life of the disaster,” which can stretch decades. Far more was spent after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.

Twitter users took the former reality show star to school.

Trump has cited that misleading figure on multiple occasions. Trump’s trade war has harmed farmers and now he wants to bail them out over the problem he created.

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