A column published by Puerto Rico’s most circulated newspaper said disaster relief decisions on the island are controlled “behind closed doors” by “the Jews.”
Government officials are upset with an anti-Donald Trump chef who had a contract to serve meals in Puerto Rico during the hurricane recovery effort, but is now being criticized for being a self-promoter.
President Donald Trump on Thursday agreed to expand the use of disaster aid to rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid and other infrastructure wrecked by Hurricane Maria, a senior White House official told Reuters.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) announced Thursday that he will no longer take part in the Women’s Convention next week and will instead travel to Puerto Rico, following significant backlash over his opening-night role at the event and a “clarification” that he would merely participate in a panel.
A series of tweets from the Hill on Friday took Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) out of context to imply he wanted Puerto Rico to fend for itself while the country recovers from Hurricane Maria’s devastation.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved $36.5 billion in emergency relief for hurricane-hit Puerto Rico and other areas that have suffered recent disasters.