President Trump served notice Thursday that he may pull back federal relief workers from Puerto Rico, effectively threatening to abandon the U.S. territory amid a staggering humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.…
Trump said infrastructure in Puerto Rico was a "disaster" before two hurricanes hit and threatened to pull out emergency management personnel.
"We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing...in P.R. forever!" he wrote.
Donald Trump renewed his criticisms of Puerto Rico on Thursday and said the US government could not keep providing federal aid in the wake of Hurricane Maria “forever”.
President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that Puerto Rico is going to have to shoulder more responsibility for recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria, saying the federal government's emergency responders can't stay there "forever."
The president took another swipe at the island for its pre-hurricane financial crisis.
President Trump tweeted Thursday that emergency services cannot remain in Puerto Rico indefinitely.
Trump noted that "electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes."