Trump hits out at Puerto Rico

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PRES­I­DENT Don­ald Trump lashed out at hur­ri­canedev­as­tated Puerto Rico yes­ter­day, in­sist­ing in tweets that the fed­eral gov­ern­ment can’t keep send­ing help “for­ever” and sug­gest­ing the US ter­ri­tory was to blame for its fi­nan­cial strug­gles.

His broad­sides trig­gered an outcry from Democrats and of­fi­cials on the is­land, which has been reel­ing since Hur­ri­cane Maria struck three weeks ago, leav­ing death and de­struc­tion.

San Juan Mayor Car­men Yulin Cruz tweeted the pres­i­dent’s com­ments were “un­be­com­ing” to a com­man­der in chief.

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