President Trump announced billions of dollars in funding for Puerto Rico on Friday, a.k.a. US territory whose leadership The president has previously been ridiculed as “corrupt.” Trump made the announcement at a White House news conference a few days after he introduced a recovery plan for his Democratic rival Joe Biden for Puerto Rico.
“We did more than anyone else for Puerto Rico,” Trump said.
When asked why he was pushing for a package of aid closer to the election than a year ago, the president said, “Because what we are doing is we have been working on it for a long time.”
Mr. Trump famously visited Puerto Rico Maria hurled paper towels after Hurricane destroyed the island’s infrastructure. In August 2019, he called it “one of the most corrupt places on earth” and suggested that Congress should not give so much money.
“Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth. Their political system is broken and their politicians are incompetent or corrupt. Congress last approved billions of dollars, earned more than anywhere else and it will be sent to crooked polls. Not good! ….” Tweeted.
“The people of Puerto Rico are awesome, but useless politicians are trying to meet huge and ridiculously high amounts of hurricane / disaster funding other responsibilities,” the president tweeted in October 2018. “US Will Not Give Long Bail Hurricane Relief Money Outstanding & Unpaid Liabilities!”
At his news conference on Friday, Trump also insisted that a coronavirus vaccine was in the corner, urging his top experts, such as Dr. Anthony Fauzi, to take care of the timeline so quickly. The president said 100 million doses would be produced by the end of this year, and that by the end of April, every American would have received adequate doses.
President, who Contrary to his own Centers for Disease Control Director And this week his FBI director was asked if he thinks he knows better than his experts.
“Yes, in most cases I do,” the president said.
On Friday, the president tried to persuade former Vice President Joe Biden that he had done a terrible job managing the H1N1 pandemic, but that his administration had done better with a much tougher virus.
“Biden failed with swine flu. This is a gang that can’t shoot directly”. He has no clue. We did an incredible job with a very tough China virus! Mr. Trump tweeted.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 12,469 Americans died from H1N1 between April 2009 and April 2010, while 196,277 Americans died from COVID-19 in the six months.
Mr Trump visited Wisconsin Thursday night for a campaign rally, and he will be in Minnesota for Friday’s rally. The president is trying to win those two Middle Eastern states in November.
At his Thursday night rally, Trump suggested that coronavirus figures would be much better without Democrat-run states.
“We’re doing a great job, but if you look at a really great job,” Trump said Thursday night. “Take New York and get out of these other Democrat run states. You’ll see unbelievable numbers. Because it’s so hard for New York. A lot of bad things have happened. But if you take a few states out and you really see the numbers.”
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