Trump warns post-hurricane Puerto Rico, says FEMA won't stay 'forever'

Rally For Puerto Rico Planned Wednesday At The Capitol

The president adds: "We can not keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been incredible (under the most hard circumstances) in P.R. forever!"

"Trump's criticism of Puerto Rico's recovery effort isn't new - he tweeted on September 30, ".Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help.

Dozens of residents with ties to Puerto Rico had their spirits lifted at Springfield Technical Community College Wednesday, with a salute to the music and dance heritage of Puerto Rico and Cuba.

"A total lack of accountability say the Governor", he said on Twitter.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who visited Puerto Rico with a bipartisan congressional delegation last weekend, called for a "Marshall-style plan" to help the island with its recovery.

After staying silent for days following Hurricane Maria's utter devastation of Puerto Rico, Donald Trump's initial instinct was to blame the island for its problems, remind the US territory that it owes Wall Street a lot of money, and attack the Mayor of San Juan for stating, factually, that more aid was necessary.

"Ultimately the government of Puerto Rico will have to work with us to determine how this massive rebuilding effort", the Washington Post reported, "will be funded and organized, and what we will do with the tremendous amount of existing debt already on the island".

Weeks after Maria made landfall, 84 percent of Puerto Ricans don't have power. "These are great people".

Media captionThe Quinones family show the BBC what's left of their home after the hurricanes that struck Puerto Rico. "And we will be there every day until that happens".

President Trump literally wants to load an already almost bankrupt territory with more, massive debt. When the American people need a leader after a national tragedy or national disaster, Trump will never be there.

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