Trump shifts on Puerto Rico, releases aid as election nears
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Trump shifts on Puerto Rico, releases aid as election nears

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September 19, 2020

President Donald Trump announced the release Friday of USD 13 billion in assistance to repair years-old hurricane damage in Puerto Rico and pledged to restore its economy, setting aside his past bitter treatment of the island and its leaders as he courts Puerto Rican voters in the US, particularly in the crucial swing state of Florida.


New Delhi, 19 September 2020

As per news report of PTI, Trump has spent much of his administration blasting Puerto Rican officials as corrupt and inept, and he has opposed spending to rebuild a power grid and other infrastructure that was wiped out by the Hurricane Maria in September 2017. He's now portraying himself as the territory's best friend. I'm the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico," he said at a White House press conference, "no one even close.

Source -PTI


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