Trump to send $13 billion in aid to Puerto Rico for hurricane recovery

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Sep 20th, 2020 11:49 am

Last Updated Oct 6th, 2020 at 12:46 am

President Trump approved an additional $13 billion in aid to Puerto Rico on Friday to assist its ongoing recovery from Hurricane Maria in 2017.

According to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, $9.6 billion will go toward Puerto Rico's Electrical Power Authority "to repair and replace thousands of miles" of damages. About $2 billion will go toward Puerto Rico's Department of Education to "focus on restoring school buildings and educational facilities across the island."

McEnany said it will be the third-largest disaster relief grant from FEMA in history, behind Hurricane Katrina and Sandy.

"I just spoke with [FEMA Adminstator Pete Gaynor] who told us that we have earned the largest [relief grant] in the history of FEMA of $13 billion to rebuild our electrical power system and educational system thanks to work and good relations with the [White House], [COR3], and [President Trump]," Garced said (translated from Spanish).

? In 2019, Trump said "Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth," saying "their political system is broken and their politicians" are "either incompetent or corrupt." Trump also said, "Congress approved Billions of Dollars last time, more than [any place] else has ever gotten, it is sent to crooked [politicians]."


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