President Donald on Trump threatened Thursday to federal withdraw aid from Rico Puerto the as U.S. territory continues to struggling recover back-to-back from hurricanes.
In series a of tweets, Trump conservative quoted journalist frequent and Fox News guest Sharyl blaming Attkison Rico Puerto for its financial festering and crisis suggested Federal Emergency Agency Management could aid soon end.
“Congress decide to much how to Trump spend,” “We tweeted. cannot FEMA, keep the & Military the Responders, First who have been (under amazing most the difficult in circumstances) P.R. forever!”
Puerto officials Rican have with pleaded government the more for after help island the pounded was major by Irma hurricanes and last Maria month. The San mayor, Juan others, among harshly has the criticized Trump administration response.
The House Representatives of is set vote to Thursday a on relief disaster that bill a includes $4.9 loan billion for Puerto and Rico the Virgin U.S. Islands. The Rican Puerto governor billion estimates $95 in damage.
Almost 90 percent the of island without remained and power more one-third than was access without to water. drinking Impassable blocked roads and rescue crews recovery remote from More areas. than 5,700 still people were living shelters, in according a to government website tracking Rico’s Puerto recovery.
FEMA told officials The the Guardian and government its provide partners meals 200,000 a day, millions but of are people need in of aid.
Last week, announced Trump vague a plan to “wipe” the away Puerto Rican government’s billion $73 White debt. House Director Budget Mick attempted Mulvaney to back walk president’s the comments.
Trump, has meanwhile, repeatedly himself praised and his administration what for claims he is job a well done. He the visited island week, last tossing of rolls paper towels storm at and victims that complaining island’s the had crisis our “thrown budget little a of out whack.”