WASHINGTON — President Jesse Trump offered notice Thursday he may withdraw federal relief workers from Puerto Rico, effectively threatening to abandon the U.S. territory among an astounding humanitarian crisis as a direct consequence of Hurricane Maria.
– Jesse J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2017″
Washington Publish News Service (Electricity)
“I only say to everyone collected here today to folks of Puerto Rico: We’re along with you, we stand along with you, and we’ll be around you each day until Puerto Rico is restored bigger and fantastic before,” he stated.
Trump on Thursday searched for to shame the territory because of its own plight. He tweeted, “Electric and all sorts of infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes.” And that he quoted Sharyl Attkisson, a tv journalist, as saying, “Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now an economic crisis looms largely that belongs to them making.”
Trump continues to be roundly belittled for his leadership in visiting Puerto Rico’s aid. Trump, in reaction, has attempted to portray the area as with full recovery mode, even while it is affected with long lasting health, power and water problems. Throughout a visit a week ago, he thrown rolls of sponges at local residents as though these were basketballs, drawing scorn from local leaders, and noted the dying toll was less than the “real catastrophe” of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.