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January 18, 2019
Trump tried to withhold federal disaster relief funds from Puerto Rico, report says

Trump tried to withhold federal disaster relief funds from Puerto Rico, report says

President Donald Trump said he did not want “a single dollar going to Puerto Rico” in federal disaster relief funds as the U.S. territory struggled with the continuing aftermath of Hurricane MarĂ­a, according to a recent report from the Washington Post.

Trump reportedly made the comments last September after falsely claiming that Puerto Rican politicians wanted federal aid to pay off the island’s mammoth debts instead of using it to rebuild Puerto Rico after the disastrous 2017 hurricane….

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