Why Is Trump Lying About Puerto Rico?
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FEATURING ERIC LECOMPTE – President Trump’s battles with Puerto Rico continued on Monday night as he tweeted erroneously that, “Puerto Rico got far more money than Texas & Florida combined, yet their government can’t do anything right, the place is a mess – nothing works.” He said, “Puerto Rico got 91 Billion Dollars for the hurricane, more money than has ever been gotten for a hurricane before,” and then he called San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, “crazed and incompetent,” and then said that, “The best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico is President Donald J. Trump.” Multiple news outlets exposed his $91 billion figure and claims that Puerto Rico received more money than any other region for a hurricane as flat-out lies. The President’s unhinged comments come after the Senate voted down a billto bolster the island’s food stamp program.
Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA.