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Instead of Helping, Trump Attacks Puerto Rico For ‘Broken Infrastructure & Massive Debt’

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Instead of Helping, Trump Attacks Puerto Rico For ‘Broken Infrastructure & Massive Debt’

Making a brief pause from his daily attacks on NFL players, President Donald Trump on Monday launched an attack on Puerto Rico while addressing the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.

The Caribbean island is in the middle of a massive humanitarian crisis after it was slammed by Hurricane Maria last week. As many of Puerto Rico’s 3.4 million residents are without power and clean water, roads remain impassable and cellular service largely remains out, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló on Monday pleaded with Washington to send more federal aid.

But instead of using his social media presence to encourage his followers to donate to Puerto Ricans in need, Trump insisted that deliveries of food, water, and medical supplies are being handled well and took the opportunity to attack the island’s ongoing financial problems.

He tweeted:

In the hours leading up to the three tweets about Puerto Rico, the president continued his attacks on NFL protests and slammed CNN as “fake news.” Immediately after the tweets, he attacked Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for failing to support the latest GOP attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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