Trump whines about paying for disaster relief in Puerto Rico as another storm barrels down on US territory
President Donald Trump complained — again — about disaster relief aid for Puerto Rico for hurricane relief as another storm approached.
The president has repeatedly and falsely claimed that Congress had allocated $92 billion of aid money to the U.S. territory for relief aid for 2017’s Hurricane Maria, which inflicted an estimated $90 billion in damage.
In fact, the island was allocated $42.5 billion but actually received only a fraction while the bulk of the aid has remained in Washington as part of a bureaucratic approval process.
The president tweeted out another complaint about the spending as Tropical Storm Dorian approached Puerto Rico.