FEMA actually can stay in Puerto Rico indefinitely

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Declaring the USA territory's electrical grid and infrastructure to have been a "disaster before hurricanes", Trump wrote Thursday that it will be up to Congress how much federal money to appropriate to the island for its recovery efforts and that recovery workers will not stay "forever".

"We can not keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been awesome (under the most hard circumstances) in P.R. forever!", Trump tweeted, in one of a series of morning posts expressing frustration with the situation in the USA territory of 3.4 million people.

More than three weeks since Hurricane Maria, more than a third of Puerto Ricans still don't have access to drinking water.

The recovery has moved slowly since Maria struck the U.S. territory on September 20, leaving most of the island without basic services such as power and running water, according to residents, relief workers and local elected officials.

White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on CNN's "The Situation Room" that he did not view Trump's tweets as a "threat" to withdraw aid to Puerto Rico and conceded he did not know why Trump decided to make those statements Thursday morning.

While MLB has been doing what it could to lend a hand to Puerto Rico, Trump hasn't appeared to be all that eager to help.

The debate played out as the House passed, on a sweeping 353-69 vote, a $36.5 billion disaster aid package that includes assistance for Puerto Rico's financially-strapped government.

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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". "We continue to do so with the full force of the US government and its resources in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and other affected areas", she said.

The mayor tweeted that Trump is "incapable of fulfilling the moral imperative to help the people of PR. Shame on you!"

Democrats, however, pounced on Trump's tweets. He says Puerto Rico shouldn't expect federal help "forever".

"The law establishes that the aid we are getting from FEMA has to be established for the duration of emergency efforts", he said. "There are the people that say that of course it's going to be a great improvement for us ... but then there's a lot of people that are very mad because they say we are selling the island to outside interests".

As for the issue of accountability, the president may have been referring to reports of inefficiency and mismanagement among Puerto Rico's local governments. "We must give more help, not less!"

House Speaker Paul Ryan says the government needs to ensure that - in his words - "Puerto Rico can begin to stand on its own two feet". Puerto Rico's sole representative in Congress, Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, and House GOP Conference Chairwoman Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers also will be part of the congressional delegation.

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