When Donald Trump imagined to sell Puerto Rico - The Point

Donald Trump is a real estate agent or president of the United States ? In August 2019, the american president had already caused a surprise by revealing his wi

When Donald Trump imagined to sell Puerto Rico - The Point

Donald Trump is a real estate agent or president of the United States ? In August 2019, the american president had already caused a surprise by revealing his will to redeem Greenland. But, it was obviously not his first attempt. This is according to Elaine Duke, who was the secretary to the internal Security of the United States by acting, July to December 2017. When asked by the New York Times, she reveals that Donald Trulmp have contemplated the idea of selling Puerto Rico after the island was devastated by hurricane Maria in September 2017.

According to the last official report, about 3,000 people reportedly died in the fall of 2017 after the passage of the ourgan category 5. A few weeks earlier, the territory associated with the United States, which does not have the status of State, was already struck by hurricane Irma. In the Face of the situation, Donald Trump would have had a reaction of "businessman", judge Elaine Duke. Thus it would have asked : "Can we under-treat the electricity ? Can we sell the island ?" Beyond this suggestion, the idea did not, however, been discussed later in a serious way, says the daily american.

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Trump was highly critical of Puerto Rico

This revelation sheds a new light on relationships that are already complicated between Donald Trump and Puerto Rico. In the beginning of the year, he had disputed the official death toll, accusing the democrats have inflated the figures. He also repeated several times that his teams have done "a fantastic job". The occupant of the White House also claims to have managed to raise "billions of dollars" to assist in the reconstruction of Puerto Rico. The Republican did not hesitate to accuse the political leadership of the island to be appropriate the federal funds.

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as early As October 2017, the displacement of Donald Trump in Puerto Rico had aroused the indignation. Whereas the inhabitants had no access to safe drinking water nor to electricity, the us president had launched into the crowd rolls of paper towels in the way of a basketball player. He had also explained that puerto ricans could be so lucky due to a low mortality.

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Updated Date: 12 July 2020, 15:33

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