Trump Attacks Puerto Rico, Threatens To Pull Emergency Responders

Puerto Rico's hurricane death toll rises to 45

Families wash clothing in a a river under a highway bridge in Coamo, Puerto Rico, a city on the southern coast of the island on Monday, October 2, 2017.

He then went on to propose that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the military and first responders - who he said "have been unbelievable (under the most hard circumstances)" - can not stay in the USA territory "forever!"

"'Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making.' says Sharyl Attkisson". The broadside came as the House headed toward passage of a $36.5 billion disaster aid package, including assistance for Puerto Rico.

The tweets Thursday morning are just the latest attacks the President has launched on the USA territory, which was devastated by two hurricanes last month.

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Hours after that message was posted, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said via Twitter, "The U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico are requesting the support that any of our fellow citizens would receive across our Nation".

Democrats said Trump's attacks were "shameful", given that the 3 million-plus US citizens on Puerto Rico are confronting the kind of hardships that would draw howls of outrage if they affected a state. Last month, Trump accused San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of "poor leadership" and said she and others in Puerto Rico "want everything to be done for them".

"There are reports of residents obtaining, or trying to obtain, drinking water from wells at hazardous waste "Superfund" sites in Puerto Rico", the agency said in a statement Wednesday. Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes. In addition to the federal effort, 22 states have responded to calls for aid in Puerto Rico. He says Puerto Rico shouldn't expect federal help "forever". That is a daily shortfall of between 1.8m and 5.8m meals each day. Now, it is moving quickly to take care of this year's crises, quickly passing a $15.3 billion measure last month and signaling that another installment is coming next month.

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