Trump Chooses Business Interests Over Puerto Rican Lives

Measures Taken For Florida and Texas Not Taken For U.S. Island Territory

Newsweek: “President Donald Trump has made it clear his administration isn’t planning to allow any additional outside aid to get into Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.”

“Speaking with reporters on Wednesday afternoon, the president cited business interests as the reason for refusing calls from lawmakers and activists to allow international organizations and governments to ship aid to the island.”

“Trump said he was initially considering whether to implement a temporary waiver of the Jones Act to allow it, but decided against doing so as ‘a lot of people that work in the shipping industry…don’t want the Jones Act lifted.'”

“The department did waive the Jones Act to aid Houston and parts of Florida that were ravaged by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.”

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.