TRUMP LASHES OUT AT PUERTO RICO AS HOUSE PASSES AID

Sun.Star Cebu - - WORLD -

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump lashed out at hur­ri­cane- dev­as­tated Puerto Rico on Thurs­day, in­sist­ing in tweets that the fed­eral gov­ern­ment can’t keep send­ing help “for­ever” and sug­gest­ing the U. S. ter­ri­tory was to blame for its fi­nan­cial strug­gles. His broad­sides trig­gered an outcry from Democrats in Wash­ing­ton and of­fi­cials on the is­land, which has been reel­ing since Hur­ri­cane Maria struck three weeks ago, leav­ing death and de­struc­tion in an un­par­al­leled hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis. San Juan Mayor Car­men Yulin Cruz, with whom Trump has had a run­ning war of words, tweeted that the pres­i­dent’s com­ments were “un­be­com­ing” to a com­man­der in chief and “seem more to come from a ‘Hater in Chief.’”

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