Rihanna Shames Donald Trump On Twitter Over Puerto Rico

02 October, 2017, 00:13 | Author: Andrea Terry
  • People line up at night at an ATM to withdraw money in San Juan Puerto Rico

However, Puerto Rico is still facing a humanitarian crisis, and many of its people remain without power and water. Trump made the decision at the request of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello, she said.

The waiver comes after U.S. President Donald Trump reminded the island of its "massive" US$73 billion debt, which the territory "owed to Wall Street and the banks".

As the crisis continues with many residents still seeking access to food, electricity, medicine and water, many celebrities, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, have also urged swift action to aid Puerto Rico. Not only that, but Trump's own initial statements about what was happening on the island focused on Puerto Rico's problems, which have been largely caused by the effect of US laws on their economy.

Part of the criticism facing the Trump administration also centers on its hesitation to waive the Jones Act, a law that allows only American-flagged vessels with USA crews to deliver goods from one us port to another.

Trump says "they want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort". She said both The Salvation Army and Red Cross have told her they don't have the resources available to take the cargo ship containers and deliver them to the island.


But opponents argue it's an anachronistic piece of legislation that unnecessarily raises the cost of imported goods for the island economy of Puerto Rico.

But a comparison of the response timelines to Katrina in New Orleans in 2005 and to Maria in Puerto Rico now are not particularly favorable. Sen. "Damn it, this is not a good news story".

As the storm ravaged Puerto Rico over the weekend, Trump sparked and then escalated a feud with the NFL over players who refuse to stand for the National Anthem.

Trump is expected to survey the damage on the island on Tuesday. They say Puerto Ricans, who depend on imports, absorb extra shipping costs for items that could be shipped directly from American ports to Puerto Rico with readily available foreign crews, but instead must be delivered by US flagged vessels.

He also suggested that Cruz had been told to criticize the president by "the Democrats" after earlier praising the relief efforts.

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