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Trump loses patience with Puerto Rico

Trump loses patience with Puerto Rico
From BBC - October 12, 2017

US President Donald Trump has griped about emergency relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, saying federal aid cannot continue "forever".

In tweets, he spoke of Puerto Rico's "total lack of accountability", saying "electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes".

The island, whose 3.4 million residents are US citizens, is 90% without power three weeks after Hurricane Maria.

Congress is weighing a multi-billion dollar aid package for the territory.

Lawmakers are expected to approve $36.5bn (28bn) in emergency relief for Puerto Rico, Florida, Texas and the US Virgin Islands, as well as wildfire-ravaged California.

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