Trump rails at Puerto Rico

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Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has crit­i­cised hur­ri­caner­av­aged Puerto Rico, say­ing the govern­ment can­not keep US fed­eral aid there “for­ever”.

Mr Trump crit­i­cised the US ter­ri­tory in a se­ries of tweets on Thurs­day.

He said there is a “to­tal lack of ac­count­abil­ity” and “elec­tric and all in­fra­struc­ture was dis­as­ter be­fore hur­ri­canes”.

The pres­i­dent added: “We can­not keep Fema, the mil­i­tary & the first re­spon­ders, who have been amaz­ing, in P.R. for­ever!”

Fema is the Fed­eral Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency re­spon­si­ble for deal­ing with dis­as­ters. Hur­ri­cane Maria struck on Septem­ber 20 killing at least 45 peo­ple.

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