[UPDATE]: Trump Suggests Pulling Relief Workers In Puerto Rico: 'Can't Stay Forever'
Thursday, 12 October 2017 () In an early-morning Tweetstorm, U.S. President Donald Trump informed Puerto Ricans he may withdraw federal relief workers helping residents impacted from Hurricane Maria’s wrath three weeks ago, saying “ recovery workers cannot stay “forever,” The Washington Post reported Thursday. Trump wrote the U.S. territory’s electrical grid and infrastructure were a “disaster before hurricanes” and it will be up to Congress how much money to appropriate to the island’s recovery efforts. “We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!” – Tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump Meanwhile, a majority of the...
Congress is scrambling to grant an exemption to Puerto Rico from a federal law prohibiting foreign-flagged ships from shuttling goods between U.S. ports, The... WorldNews - Front PageAlso reported by •Reuters