Donald Trump Drastically Over Inflated Amount of Hurricane Aid Puerto Rico Has Received
Type: Outright LiesMay 06 2019 Severity: Targeted: Puerto RicoAbout: Hurricanes
Donald Trump drastically over inflated the amount of disaster relief funding Puerto Rico received after two devastating hurricanes ravaged the U.S. island territory in 2017, falsely claiming that they have received $91 billion when they've actually only received $5.72 billion. It's unclear where Donald is coming up with the $91 billion claim, but to be clear it is not even remotely accurate nor based on fact.
Quote | Puerto Rico has only received $5.72 billion, but Trump said they have gotten $91 Billion.
"Puerto Rico has been given more money by Congress for Hurricane Disaster Relief, 91 Billion Dollars, than any State in the history of the U.S. As an example, Florida got $12 Billion & Texas $39 Billion for their monster hurricanes. Now the Democrats are saying NO Relief to Alabama, Iowa, Nebraska, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and others unless much more money is given to Puerto Rico. The Dems don’t want farmers to get any help. Puerto Rico should be very happy and the Dems should stop blocking much needed Disaster Relief!"
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