Fake President says US gave $92 million in aid to Puerto Rico. A lie.

❝ President Trump criticized the leadership of Puerto Rico in a series of tweets Thursday, saying that Congress “foolishly gave 92 Billion Dollars for hurricane relief” to the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria in 2017. Mr. Trump’s tweets come as hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans have protested Gov. Ricardo Rosselló amid a corruption scandal in recent days…

In fact, Puerto Rico has received $11.2 billion in aid from FEMA and other agencies as of April. Mr. Trump’s figure is the number estimated by the Office of Management and Budget of how much the island could receive over the next two decades.

In Trump’s dimwitted ignorance, a number pointing at potential aid over the next 20 years has already been shipped to Puerto Rico. You have to wonder how he even finds the Oval Office without a caddy to point him in the right direction.

6 thoughts on “Fake President says US gave $92 million in aid to Puerto Rico. A lie.

  1. nicknielsensc says:

    “You have to wonder how he even finds the Oval Office without a caddy to point him in the right direction.”

    Every morning, a line of fries on the floor leads from the family quarters to the West Wing.

      • Cebo y el anzuelo says:

        The Trump administration on Friday announced an additional $13 billion in assistance to help Puerto Rico rebuild its infrastructure in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island in 2017.
        The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will award grants designed to bolster Puerto Rico’s electrical grid and spur recovery of its education system.
        Roughly $9.6 billion in funding will be directed toward the Puerto Rico Electrical Power Authority to repair electrical substations, power generation systems and transmission lines. Another $2 billion will be used to restore school buildings and educational facilities.
        The move comes as President Trump seeks to win over as many voters as possible in must-win Florida, home to about a million former residents of Puerto Rico, many of whom still have family on the island. https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/517073-trump-administration-announces-13-billion-in-aid-to-puerto-rico

  2. Update says:

    A former top official in the Federal Emergency Management Agency was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly taking bribes from the head of a company who received $1.8 billion in federal contracts to repair Puerto Rico’s power grid after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017.
    Ahsha Tribble, a deputy regional administrator, another former FEMA official, Jovanda Patterson, and Donald Keith Ellison, the former president of COBRA Acquisitions, were charged in a 15-count indictment.
    Patterson, Tribble’s deputy chief of staff, steered contracts to COBRA and left FEMA in July 2018 for a job at the energy company, the court documents say. https://nypost.com/2019/09/10/former-top-fema-official-busted-for-taking-bribes-after-hurricane-maria/
    Note: The company had received two contracts worth $1.85 billion from the power authority with federal funds from FEMA.

  3. Rolandito says:

    Trump administration officials have admitted that last summer they knowingly withheld billions of dollars Congress appropriated to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria. House Democrats say withholding the relief money violates the law.
    Federal law requires that our government help Americans hit by natural disasters. But two Housing and Urban Development officials acknowledged at a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Oct. 17 that HUD blocked the Puerto Rico relief funds.
    The HUD delay meant the island missed a deadline to apply for billions of dollars in disaster relief funds, raising doubts about when, if ever, the money will flow to the island devastated in September 2017 by a Category 5 hurricane.
    The federal money is part of a $19 billion supplemental disaster relief bill that Congress passed in June. It came with stipulations requiring HUD to provide funding notices to nine states and two American territories, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    Without the required guidance, the island territory could not apply for the disaster money appropriated by Congress. The guidance required the nine states and the U.S. Virgin Islands to submit detailed plans on how each jurisdiction would spend HUD Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program funds. https://www.dcreport.org/2019/10/24/team-trump-admits-holding-back-billions-for-puerto-rico-disaster-recovery/

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