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President Trump threatens to pull Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

President Trump 's Twitter fingers went at it again this (Thursday) morning and in a series of tweets, he suggested that he will pull relief efforts in the island region that is still recovering from hurricane damage.


The Washington Post reports:

Declaring the U.S. territory’s electrical grid and infrastructure to have been a “disaster before hurricanes,” Trump wrote Thursday that it will be up to Congress how much federal money to appropriate to the island for its recovery efforts and that recovery workers will not stay “forever.”

“We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”

Three weeks since Maria made landfall, much of Puerto Rico, an island of 3.4 million people, remains without power. Residents struggle to find clean water, hospitals are running short on medicine and commerce is slow with many businesses closed.