Trump Says Federal Responders Can't Stay in Puerto Rico Forever

Trump Says Federal Responders Can't Stay in Puerto Rico Forever

Donald Trump has launched a fresh attack on Puerto Rico, saying he will not keep emergency workers on the devastated island "forever". The House is set to vote Thursday on an aid package that includes roughly $5 billion for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands-structured, reportedly at Trump's request, as a loan.

"Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes", Trump said in a subsequent tweet, also citing a lack of accountability on the island.

"Congress to decide how much to spend.We can not keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been awesome (under the most hard circumstances) in P.R. forever!"

She's been deeply concerned about her loved ones in Puerto Rico, who are coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Despite the 71-year-old's claims Puerto Rico has "survived" the hurricane, 84 per cent of the island is still without electricity, while a third of the population lacks clean drinking water.

More shipments of supplies donated by New Yorkers and a top state official are being sent to Puerto Rico, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.

President Donald Trump has just threatened to pull FEMA out of Puerto Rico.

The decimated infrastructure on Puerto Rico has made deliveries of supplies and aid almost impossible, especially to the smaller towns.

Economic losses have been estimated at $30 billion to $95 billion after Maria wiped out the island's power grid and left most of its 3.4 million inhabitants without running water and with shortages of food and medicine. "These are great people".

In another tweet, Schumer wrote, "Why do you continue to treat Puerto Ricans differently than other Americans when it comes to natural disasters?" Though its citizens can move freely throughout the country and serve in the USA military, they cannot vote and have little ability to sway policies that affect them.