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Trump riles Puerto Rico, says storm aid has limits

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was published October 13, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz arrives at San Francisco hospital in Rio Piedras area of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, as about 35 patients are evacuated after the failure of an electrical plant.

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump suggested again Thursday that Puerto Rico, devastated by two hurricanes last month, bears some of the blame for its current crisis, and warned that there are limits to how long he will keep troops and federal emergency workers on the island to help.

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TimberTopper says... October 13, 2017 at 4:43 a.m.

We still have FEMA people in LA, and MS from years back. This POS POTUS is the worst by far that we've ever had.

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WGT says... October 13, 2017 at 7:04 a.m.

Deplorable. Absolutely despicable excuse of a human. Impeach. Convict. Remove.

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skeptic1 says... October 13, 2017 at 8:46 a.m.

I agree that Mayor is despicable, she is Puerto Rico's Hillary. We're still waiting for proof of all those deaths she claims Trump is responsible for. Gee, maybe if she and the rest of the corrupt government had not plundered the treasury they'd be in better shape. Trump has not only ordered massive cash relief for Puerto Rico he is asking that their massive debt be relieved or restructured. There is NOTHING Trump can or ever will do to please the haters.

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Slak says... October 13, 2017 at 10:01 a.m.

Set Puerto Rico Free!

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tweedyboy57 says... October 13, 2017 at 10:33 a.m.

Skeptic1 if you'd stop watching FOX for 1 hour and listen to the soldiers on the ground youd realize that these people need help. The US Army Corp of Engineers could have already made a huge difference rebuilding the Electrical and Data grids. I work with Businesses that are located there and theyre not able to operate without electricity and computers. Soldiers get paid anyway so why cant they be mobilized to help a US Territory and American Citizens get back on their feet?

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Slak says... October 13, 2017 at 10:58 a.m.

Roads are bad, where are the helicopters?
Oh, we are fighting a couple of wars with them, supporting troops in harm's way.
FEMA needs its own army, maybe something not constrained by Posse Comitatus.
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hurricane46 says... October 13, 2017 at 11:16 a.m.

The "war" in the middle east has no limits, protecting people that don't give a damn about us and wasting trillions of dollars. But Herr Drumph thinks that U.S. citizens don't need aid?, what an as&ho&%!

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carpenterretired says... October 13, 2017 at 8:46 p.m.

Wonder what the boys in the turnip truck(as well as Trump) would be saying if those folks in Puerto Rico were white evangelical republicans rather than Hispanic Catholics ?

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Slak says... October 15, 2017 at 12:56 p.m.

They'd probably say, "Why'd you let your infrastructure rot? We can't tell where the neglect ends and the hurricane begins."

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