9 thoughts on “Who’s in charge of U.S. Aid to Puerto Rico?

  1. Rolandito says:

    President Trump on Sunday dedicated a golf trophy to the victims of recent powerful hurricanes that tore through Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, all the while defending the government’s response to the disasters. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/353355-trump-dedicates-golf-trophy-to-puerto-rico-hurricane-victims (listen for someone shouting “you don’t give a shit about Puerto Rico” just as the applause starts in the video) The president is scheduled to travel to Puerto Rico on Tuesday.

  2. Jiribiyo says:

    President Trump on Tuesday told Puerto Rico officials they should feel “very proud” they haven’t lost thousands of lives like in “a real catastrophe like Katrina,” while adding that the devastated island territory has thrown the nation’s budget “a little out of whack.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-praises-himself-for-administrations-great-job-in-puerto-rico/2017/10/03/fdb5eeb4-a83a-11e7-8ed2-c7114e6ac460_story.html

  3. Bogus Potus says:

    Donald Trump celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by mocking Puerto Rico in Spanish https://www.salon.com/2017/10/06/donald-trump-celebrates-hispanic-heritage-month-by-mocking-puerto-rico-in-spanish/
    Meanwhile: Lin-Manuel Miranda, the 37-year-old creator of the Broadway hit “Hamilton”, rounded up a multigenerational assembly of 20 American and Latin-American musicians to record “Almost Like Praying” (a sample from “West Side Story”), to help raise money for hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. All sales of the track, “Almost Like Praying,” will go to the Hispanic Federation’s Hurricane Relief Fund. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=94&v=D1IBXE2G6zw See also Today Show segment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrZhbkLAXoI – which includes Miranda’s explanation for his telling Trump that he’s going “straight to hell”: “Its unprecedented language from me, but it’s unprecedented to have the President of the United States attack the victims of a natural disaster. That was not an impulsive tweet,” Miranda continued. “Those were the only words I had left, and I’m a guy who puts words together for a living.”

  4. Horita says:

    “Puerto Rico Fiscal Lifeline Included in $36.5 Billion Storm Bill” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-11/house-to-add-36-5-billion-for-hurricane-relief-puerto-rico-aid The FEMA funding includes a provision that would give Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands access to $4.9 billion in low-interest Treasury loans so they doesn’t run out of cash as the islands recovers. That funding is needed to help the territory pay government salaries and other expenses after Oct. 31. House Speaker Paul Ryan said the bill will be on the House floor Thursday for a vote, after which it could taken up by the Senate when that chamber returns next week. See also https://www.bloomberg.com/quicktake/puerto-ricos-slide “The federal oversight board created by the U.S. Congress in 2016 to manage Puerto Rico’s finances has asked Congress for “maximum federal assistance” to help repair what could be $95 billion in damages. This, the board noted, is roughly 150 percent of the island’s annual gross national product.”

  5. BOGUS POTUS says:

    Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump
    (3:49 AM – 12 Oct 2017) “Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making.” says Sharyl Attkisson. A total lack of…..
    (3:58 AM – 12 Oct 2017) …accountability say the Governor. Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes. Congress to decide how much to spend….
    (4:07 AM – 12 Oct 2017) …We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!
    (5:45 AM – 12 Oct 2017) The Fake News Is going all out in order to demean and denigrate! Such hatred!
    “The people of Puerto Rico have become political opponents for Trump” (Washington Post October 12 at 10:05 AM) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/10/12/the-people-of-puerto-rico-have-become-political-opponents-for-trump/

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