Donald Trump Chastised Puerto Rico For Squandering Disaster Money They Never Received

Type: ExaggerationsApr 02 2019 Severity:
Targeted: Puerto RicoAbout: Hurricanes
Donald Trump lashed out at politicians in Puerto Rico for squandering $91 billion in disaster aid they received after a major hurricane devastated much of the U.S. territory in 2017. There's just one problem - Puerto Rico didn't receive nearly that much money from the federal government by a tune of tens of billions of dollars. The truth is that Congress has only earmarked $41 billion in relief for the island, a paltry $10 billion of which has actually been delivered to the island government. To be clear, $10 billion is less than the $91 billion Donald claims they received.

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Quote | The President falsely claimed the island territory received and spent $91 billion in aid.

Puerto Rico got 91 Billion Dollars for the hurricane, more money than has ever been gotten for a hurricane before, & all their local politicians do is complain & ask for more money. The pols are grossly incompetent, spend the money foolishly or corruptly, & only take from USA. The best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico is President Donald J. Trump. So many wonderful people, but with such bad Island leadership and with so much money wasted. Cannot continue to hurt our Farmers and States with these massive payments, and so little appreciation!

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