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Tue Oct 3, 2017, 11:11 PM

Trump on Puerto Rico's debt: 'We're going to have to wipe that out'

Source: Fox News

President Trump told Fox News Tuesday that "you can say goodbye" to Puerto Rico's debt as the island struggles to recover from the devastation left by Hurricane Maria.

Trump spoke to Fox News' Geraldo Rivera in an interview that aired exclusively on "Hannity" Tuesday evening. The president spend the day touring the damage left by Maria, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in nearly a century.

"They owe a lot of money to your friends on Wall Street and we're going to have to wipe that out," Trump told Rivera. "You can say goodbye to that."

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Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/03/trump-on-puerto-ricos-debt-were-going-to-have-to-wipe-that-out.html



NOT The Onion.

It's going to be interesting hearing from Trump admin staffers and Cabinet officials, finding out what they think of this and if Trump discussed this with any of them.

No details at all so far, even hints of details, as to how Trump plans to do this. (And yeah, with Trump there's rarely anything that could be called a "plan"...)


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Editing to add some excerpts from the BuzzFeed article about this:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/salvadorhernandez/trump-wants-to-wipe-out-puerto-rico-debt

Some economists have called on the US to either forgive the debt or significantly reduce the island's burden to help it bounce back. But on Tuesday, Trump didn't detail how he would go about doing just that.

"I don't know if it's Goldman Sachs, but whoever it is, you can wave goodbye to that," he told Rivera.

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Reply Trump on Puerto Rico's debt: 'We're going to have to wipe that out' (Original post)
highplainsdem Oct 2017 OP
applegrove Oct 2017 #1
highplainsdem Oct 2017 #2
highplainsdem Oct 2017 #3
sharedvalues Oct 2017 #5
7962 Oct 2017 #21
agincourt Oct 2017 #4
highplainsdem Oct 2017 #6
Petrushka Oct 2017 #20
TeamPooka Oct 2017 #7
highplainsdem Oct 2017 #8
Nay Oct 2017 #23
Crash2Parties Oct 2017 #9
briv1016 Oct 2017 #10
angrychair Oct 2017 #15
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2017 #11
Granny M Oct 2017 #12
DFW Oct 2017 #13
Petrushka Oct 2017 #19
C Moon Oct 2017 #14
Skittles Oct 2017 #16
Ilsa Oct 2017 #17
Petrushka Oct 2017 #18
Vinca Oct 2017 #22
Javaman Oct 2017 #24

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 11:14 PM

1. I hope it is true. An economy/territory cannot rebuild with so much debt.

Last edited Tue Oct 3, 2017, 11:46 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 11:17 PM

2. I'd like to think it's true as well, but considering the people around Trump & the GOP leadership...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 11:21 PM

3. Judging by the comments on the Fox News site, Trump's base doesn't like this idea.

They seem more in favor of granting PR independence to get away from having to do anything to help it.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 11:26 PM

5. The GOP media demonizes PR

Because they are afraid PR will become a state. And since PR is not a hot bed of GOP-donor hate, it will bring 2 D Senators and A D congressman.

PS did you know DC has more people than Montana? Both PR and DC should be states with senators.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 05:57 AM

21. They're not going to like a lot of things Trump does. They forget he told them he's a "dealmaker"

 

And he's gonna make deals! He already did once with "Chuck & Nancy", I bet he does it several more times. Hell, he may even go for a gun bill. He's supported some gun control many times over the years; Shumer reminded everyone about that a day ago
He told them who he was, and now they're pissed that he told the truth for once!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 11:26 PM

4. I'm afraid that will get walked back but it shouldn't

One can only hope, the embargo on Cuba and the sanctions on Venuzuela should be lifted as well.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 11:43 PM

6. Tweet from BuzzFeed's Brandon Wall with video from interview:

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 05:47 AM

20. Here's a link I I just found containing the complete geraldo rivera interview of Trump ---

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 11:46 PM

7. If there's anyone who doesn't believe in paying debts it's Donald Trump.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 11:51 PM

8. True.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 07:45 AM

23. Yeah, but it's only HIM who shouldn't have to pay. Other ppl need to pony up pronto.

Especially poor ppl, since they're so shiftless.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 11:52 PM

9. I think that, like with the Pope, people read too much into Trumps vague words.

It is likely someone has been talking around or near him about getting rid of Puerto Rico's debt. It's also extremely like, given the crowd that he has chosen to surround himself with, that what they were actually talking about was privatization of the entire island economy. With the twist of course, that they (the Capitalists) would get the profit while the Puerto Rico government & thus the citizens, would get the liability.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 12:26 AM

10. I think he may be referring to the $33M he owes Puerto Rico.

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Response to briv1016 (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 03:10 AM

15. This

This is why we need a “finger touching side of nose” emoji 👃👈

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 12:34 AM

11. Massive privatization is my guess.

Handled cleverly by Golden Sacks (with zillions in fees). Perhaps like the EU "rescued" Greece?

Capitalism always comes with conditions and little charity.

Hope someone here with knowledge of Puerto Rico's assets and debt can shed some light on this.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 12:45 AM

12. Exactly.

Disaster capitalism poised to strike again.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 01:03 AM

13. Like the bad guy said to Dirty Harry......

Who's "we," sucker?

What's Trump going to do, write them a check?

I wonder what Trump thinks he would do, even if he COULD wipe out PR's debt with a wave of his magic wand? What will he tell Sam Brownback when he comes calling, and says, "Hey, you know what you just did with Puerto Rico's debt? Well, we sorta have the same problem in Kansas, and I was wondering if I might get us some kind of similar deal here...."

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Response to DFW (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 05:43 AM

19. + 1

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 01:15 AM

14. With Trump, there's always strings attached to an evil puppet.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 04:02 AM

16. is Donald Fucking Trump REALLY going to complain about DEBT being wiped out

what a fucking hypocrite

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 04:57 AM

17. How about a student loan jubilee while we're at it? nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 06:03 AM

22. #9,999 of "tell the people what they want to hear so they love me."

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 08:59 AM

24. now watch has his handlers scramble to explain with the trumpster fire really meant. nt

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