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Default Donald Trump Refuses to Send More Aid to Puerto Rico, Citing Business Interests

President Donald Trump has made it clear his administration isn't planning to allow any additional outside aid to get into Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Speaking with reporters on Wednesday afternoon, the president cited business interests as the reason for refusing calls from lawmakers and activists to allow international organizations and governments to ship aid to the island.

Trump said he was initially considering whether to implement a temporary waiver of the Jones Act to allow it, but decided against doing so as "a lot of people that work in the shipping industry…don’t want the Jones Act lifted."

https://twitter.com/mattdpearce/stat....2d7621e2.html

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Knowing that Trump can do no wrong I fully expect the right here to defend this bullshlt.
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Knowing that Trump can do no wrong I fully expect the right here to defend this bullshlt.

Go chew him out, Mikeyy, if he f**k*d up.
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Well, he's going to Puerto Rico next Tuesday.
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Well, he's going to Puerto Rico next Tuesday.
That's not what they need.
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“We’re doing a great job,” Trump said during a Rose Garden news conference with visiting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain. “Everybody has said it’s amazing the job we have done in Puerto Rico. This was a place that was destroyed. I think we’ve done a very good job.”
Trump's*assessment was at odds with many reports on the ground and ran counter to a growing chorus of critics, including lawmakers in both parties.
Earlier Tuesday, Trump told reporters that next Tuesday was the earliest that he could visit the island because of logistical issues.

“It's the earliest I can go because of the first responders, and we don’t want to disrupt the relief efforts,” Trump said at the outset of a White House meeting on tax reform with Republican and Democratic lawmakers.
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President Donald Trump has made it clear his administration isn't planning to allow any additional outside aid to get into Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Speaking with reporters on Wednesday afternoon, the president cited business interests as the reason for refusing calls from lawmakers and activists to allow international organizations and governments to ship aid to the island.

Trump said he was initially considering whether to implement a temporary waiver of the Jones Act to allow it, but decided against doing so as "a lot of people that work in the shipping industry…don’t want the Jones Act lifted."

https://twitter.com/mattdpearce/stat....2d7621e2.html

https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-tr...195456324.html
isnt that the act that says puerto ricans are citizens but they are "foreigners."
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“Everybody has said it’s amazing the job we have done in Puerto Rico. This was a place that was destroyed. I think we’ve done a very good job.” Donald Trump praising himself using the imaginary "everybody" again.
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Everybody has said it’s amazing the job we have done in Puerto Rico. This was a place that was destroyed. I think we’ve done a very good job.” Donald Trump praising himself using the imaginary "everybody" again.
Yeah I know he says that a lot.

Let's wait til Tuesday and see the outcome.

Hopefully he won't talk about WHAT A CROWD! Thank you, thank you thank you, it's a pleasure to be here in Puerto Rico and we want you all to know we are standing with you... etc.. etc.. etc...


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