Tensions Mount Between Trump Puerto Rico Over Hurricane Maria Aid Fortune

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The legislation set to be introduced by Rep. The bill is likely to spark a broader debate in both the states and Puerto Rico about the islands status as a U. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossell said the Trump administration is refusing to schedule a meeting with the president to discuss Hurricane Maria relief adding that hes tired of his officials being pushed around. It would be a mistake to confuse courtesy with courage. Moreover a University of Michigan study found the federal response to hurricanes Harvey and Irma on the continental U. was faster and more generous than the response to Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico. The Trump administration is committed to the complete recovery of Puerto Rico. Trump has long argued without evidence that Puerto Rico is using hurricane relief funds to pay off debts. Speaking to reporter Thursday afternoon as he prepared to leave for a rally in Michigan President Trump claimed with a straight face that hes taken care of Puerto Rico better than any man ever. After it was reported that the president complained to Republican senators that he had given too much money to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria a storm that resulted in thousands of deaths and devastated the island the U

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