Trump Threatens To Limit Aid To Puerto Rico, Citing Pre-Hurricane ‘Disaster’

Trump Threatens To Limit Aid To Puerto Rico Citing Pre Hurricane DisasterPresident Trump began Thursday on Twitter by appearing to tell Puerto Rico that the federal relief effort after its worst hurricane in a century had a pending expiration date. “Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes. Congress to decide how much to spend,” he tweeted. “We cannot keep FEMA, the military, and the first responders … in P.R. forever!” San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz responded with a scathing letter to Trump, saying he was “incapable of empathy” and condemning Puerto Ricans to a “slow death.” On Thursday, the House will vote on a $36.5 billion emergency spending bill for the areas hit by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria that includes $5.05 billion in loans for Puerto Rico.