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Trump Attacks ‘Corrupt’ Americans Bracing For Tropical Storm In Puerto Rico

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Trump Attacks ‘Corrupt’ Americans Bracing For Tropical Storm In Puerto Rico





President Trump blasted Puerto Rico as one of the “most corrupt places on earth” while defending his administration’s disaster relief efforts as Tropical Storm Dorian threatened to become the first powerful storm to hit the island since it was devastated by Hurricane Maria nearly two years ago.

“Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth. Their political system is broken and their politicians are either Incompetent or Corrupt. Congress approved Billions of Dollars last time, more than anyplace else has ever gotten, and it is sent to Crooked Pols. No good!” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.

“And by the way, I’m the best thing that’s ever happened to Puerto Rico!” he proudly boasted.



Trump was criticized for his administration’s disastrous response to Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 hurricane that struck the U.S. territory in September 2017.

One study commissioned by the island and performed by George Washington University researchers estimated the hurricane caused nearly 3,000 deaths.




Trump also attacked Puerto Rico’s leadership, including San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, calling her “incompetent.”

Mayor Yulín Cruz said Trump should “get out of the way” and let others prepare for the storm.





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