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Trump Just Threatened To Stop Helping Puerto In Disgusting, Unhinged Manic Tweetstorm

Donald Trump on Thursday warned that this administration’s response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico cannot last “forever.”

“We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!” Trump wrote in a series of tweets.

He added that the island territory’s existing debt and infrastructure issues compounded problems.

Trump’s tweets come at a time when only about 10 percent of the island’s 3.4 million residents have electricity, Puerto Rico’s government said Tuesday.

Guaynabo, a city Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited, is also reportedly still without power. “Flashlights, you don’t need them anymore. You don’t need them anymore,” Trump said as he passed them out to city residents.

He also tossed paper towels into the crowd of people gathered around him during the visit.

The Trump administration faced criticism for its initial response as Puerto Rican lawmakers begged him to help deal with the scarcity of basic necessities like food and clean water.

Nicole James
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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three teenagers.

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