WATCH Trump Official Spars With Anti Trump Democrat Over Puerto Rico

  • 10/12/2017
  • Source: Town Hall
  • by: Courtney O'Brien
WATCH Trump Official Spars With Anti Trump Democrat Over Puerto Rico
Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) had intended to talk about the current housing crisis in America at Thursday’s House Financial Services Committee hearing with HUD Secretary Ben Carson. Yet, after seeing President Trump’s tweets this morning on Puerto Rico, she questioned Carson on the administration’s efforts on the hurricane-ravaged island. 

Trump tweeted early Thursday that Puerto Rico's infrastructure was a "disaster" before the hurricanes hit and insisted that we cannot keep FEMA, the military and the first responders on the island "forever."

Waters interpreted the tweets as a "shaming" of Puerto Rico and asked Carson if he agreed with the president that Puerto Rico deserves to be "abandoned." 
 
"I certainly agree that Puerto Rico is a very important territory and the people have contributed" to American culture, Carson began, before being interrupted.
 Source: Town Hall

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