Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump Warns Puerto Rico Weeks After Storms: Federal Help Cannot Stay 'Forever'

Trump Warns Puerto Rico Weeks After Storms: Federal Help Cannot Stay 'Forever'

"They. want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort".

Trump thinks Puerto Rico's problems were caused by the financial crisis that happened before he became president, so he has no responsibility for the people of Puerto Rico who are trying to survive in subhuman conditions as the Trump led federal response has been a failure of catastrophic proportions. This will help the island stabilize its finances, prevent an even greater outmigration to the mainland and unleash Puerto Rico's full economic potential and capacity in a sustainable way.

Almost 90 percent of the people in Puerto Rico had no power as of October 11.

Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, co-chair of the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort, said, "This major shipment demonstrates New York's continued commitment to helping our Puerto Rican brothers and sisters as they work to rebuild their homes, infrastructure and lives. I look forward to continuing to work with Governor Cuomo and thank him for his leadership.


President Trump issued a warning Thursday to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, saying the USA territory's infrastructure was a mess before the storm and warning that federal officials can not stay on the island "forever". JetBlue transported additional supplies on board a passenger flight to Puerto Rico Saturday.

If anything, that need and deserve more, not less, help. Donald Trump has never cared about governing. But Trump was too busy attacking Colin Kaepernick and the NFL's players who are protesting racial oppression and police killings of Black people to focus on Puerto Rico. UNICEF USA also delivered emergency supply kits to provide approximately 60,000 people with basic hygiene supplies, including water purification tablets, water buckets, soap, toothpaste, detergent, sanitary pads and more.

Puerto Rico was affected by two hurricanes, Irma and Maria, that passed through the Caribbean.

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