The president's comments come just one week after he visited the US territory that is struggling to recover from the devastation left by Hurricane Maria, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in almost a century.
President Trump issued a warning Thursday to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, saying the US territory's infrastructure was a mess before the storm and warning that federal officials can not stay on the island "forever". The U.S.is struggling now to pay for our own disasters in Texas and Florida but is now making an attempt to help in Puerto Rico as well.
"In a trio of tweets, Trump wrote" "We can not keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been wonderful (under the most hard circumstances) in P.R. forever!"
In the midst of all of this, one would expect the President of the United States to be doing all that he can to make sure that these American citizens are taken care of and sheltered while the rebuilding process begins. A total lack of accountability say [s] the Governor. He tweeted, "Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes". "Congress to decide how much to spend", he wrote.
"(N) ot only have people on the island been impacted by this historic storm, but so have their loved ones locally", said Paul Curran, market vice president for CMG Orlando. "You can be very proud of all your people". The President has been criticized by some that say the governmentÕs response has been inadequate. Local community leaders and elected officials continue to push the federal government to step in and rebuild infrastructure on the island so that supplies and aid can reach everyone.
President Trump served notice Thursday that he may pull back federal relief workers from Puerto Rico, effectively threatening to abandon the USA territory amid a staggering humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Puerto Rico is around $73 billion in debt, mainly to hedge funds and mutual funds, but with some federal loans.
Economic losses have been estimated at $30 billion to $95 billion after Maria wiped out the island's power grid and left most of its 3.4 million inhabitants without running water and with shortages of food and medicine.
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