Trump Attacks Puerto Rico, Threatens To Pull Out Emergency Responders

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President Donald Trump slammed Puerto Rico on Thursday, saying its power grid and infrastructure were a “disaster” before two hurricanes hit last month and he threatened to pull federal emergency management workers from the storm-ravaged island.

His comments drew furious responses from Democrats who charged he is treating Americans there like “second-class citizens.”

Trump tweeted, “‘Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making.’ says Sharyl Attkisson. A total lack of……..accountability say the Governor. Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes.”

 

(It wasn’t clear why Trump referred to Attkisson, a conservative journalist who has repeatedly defended him.)

“Congress to decide how much to spend…….We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!” Trump wrote in another Tweet.

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Trump’s latest attacks on Puerto Rico immediately touched off harsh criticism from Democrats.

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