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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:21 PM

Puerto Rico governor hits Trump over talk of using disaster funding for wall

Source: theHill




By Morgan Gstalter - 01/11/19 11:06 AM EST


Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló on Friday tore into President Trump over reports he might reallocate natural disaster funding to build a border wall, warning that while the island is affected others could be hurt in the future.

“No wall should be funded on the pain and suffering of US citizens who have endured tragedy and loss through a natural disaster,” Rosselló wrote on Twitter. “This includes those citizens that live in CA, TX, PR, VI and other jurisdictions. Today it's us, tomorrow it could be you.”

The Trump administration is reportedly considering redirecting unused money allocated for hurricane disaster relief in areas like Puerto Rico and Texas to pay for the president's long-desired wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Rosselló said there is “no justification” for U.S. money to be taken from citizens trying to rebuild their communities.........................................




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The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to look over its budget, including $13.9 billion in emergency funds from Congress, to see what money could be rerouted to a border wall..................................

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/424904-puerto-rico-governor-hits-report-trump-wants-to-use-disaster-funding



Cruelty is Trumps specialty.








Ricardo Rossello
‏Verified account @ricardorossello
4h4 hours ago

No justification should be considered to reclassify the money that US citizens will use to rebuild their communities. If anything, the conversation should be how we get more resources to rebuild those impacted areas faster.
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Ricardo Rossello
‏Verified account @ricardorossello
4h4 hours ago

Since the reports are coming from unidentified sources, @Potus should explicitly state what his intent is. Will he support the rebuild of PR, CA, TX, USVI and others, or undermine it.
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Ricardo Rossello
‏Verified account @ricardorossello
4h4 hours ago

This is a classic case of choosing between obstruction and construction. Which side are you on @realDonaldTrump ?

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Ricardo Rossello
‏Verified account @ricardorossello
4h4 hours ago

Mr. President, don’t tear down US citizens in order to build a wall. Help the USA rebuild.






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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:40 PM

1. My question is WHY wasn't the money used?

Those poor people and what they went through! My God what's the matter with RUMPS government? NO MONEY FOR THE FUCKING WALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:54 PM

2. That was mine too

The money was allocated; why is it still unused? My guess is that there will be no accounting for that money; part of it went into somebody's pocket.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:56 PM

3. My guess as well!

These RETHUGS are the worst!!!!

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