After Prompt From TV Personality, Trump Threatens to Abandon Puerto Rico

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After apparently seeing something on the TV, President Donald Trump threatened to pull federal support out of Puerto Rico three weeks into the still hurricane-devastated island’s recovery efforts.

Trump threatens to abandon Puerto Rico recovery effort

Washington Post

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 Attacks Puerto Rico, Threatens to Pull FEMA

NBC News

Trump said infrastructure in Puerto Rico was a "disaster" before two hurricanes hit and threatened to pull out emergency management personnel.

Trump complains about Puerto Rico's relief needs on Twitter

NY Daily News

"We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing...in P.R. forever!" he wrote.

Trump criticises Puerto Rico, saying hurricane aid cannot go on 'for ever'

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”.

Trump: We can't aid Puerto Rico forever

CNN / U.S.

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."

Trump Threatens To Yank FEMA Responders From Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

The Huffington Post

The president took another swipe at the island for its pre-hurricane financial crisis.

Donald Trump warns Puerto Rico that emergency services cannot remain indefinitely

President Trump tweeted Thursday that emergency services cannot remain in Puerto Rico indefinitely.

With 80% of Puerto Rico still without power, Trump says FEMA can't stay 'forever'


Trump noted that "electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes."

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