Governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vazquez Garced, officially endorsed President Trump for reelection on Tuesday. Trump had recently unveiled a $13 billion aid package to help the island continue its rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017.
In an interview with Telemundo, Garced encouraged all Puerto Ricans to "go vote."
"They have to go to vote, exercise their right to vote and evaluate who has represented being a person who thinks about Puerto Ricans and their needs at the most difficult moment. It is Donald Trump," she said.
While the Trump campaign hailed the endorsement as proof of the surging enthusiasm in the president's support, the Biden camp saw it as a political deal tied to the aid package.
"This is clearly a desperate, political stunt to win over Puerto Rican supporters," Biden's campaign said in a statement. "For the thousands of families who had to leave the island, for all those we've lost, for those who still struggle every day to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table, it is three years too little and too late."