Puerto Rican Representative, Nydia Velazquez, Blasts Trump Over Threat To Withdraw Aid — “The President Should Get Some History Lessons”

This week, Trump hit Puerto Rico with a huge slap in the face when he threatened to withdraw federal aid early because FEMA can’t stay in Puerto Rico “forever.”  One can only imagine the feelings of disgust Puerto Rican-American Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) is experiencing in response to Trump’s threats.

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Housing Secretary Ben Carson appeared at a House Financial Services Committee hearing, and he took a beating from Velasquez.

Velasquez stated:

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I’m the only member who is a Puerto Rican-American citizen who sits in this committee, so since I don’t have President Trump in front of me, I just would like for you to let him know how shameful all the tweets that he put out this morning, how offended and insulted I am as an American citizen. And I would like to suggest that the president get some history lessons regarding the Puerto Ricans relationship with the United States. […]

Those tweets are unpresidential. The most basic, fundamental responsibility of the president of the United States — the president of the most powerful country in the world — is to show up, and to provide the assistance and the relief that American citizens need. They don’t need this type of insult.

By the way, why is it he doesn’t put the same tweets when it comes to Texas or Florida?

You invaded Puerto Rico. The United States of America invaded Puerto Rico. My uncle participated in the Korean War. We shed blood to defend the freedoms that every American in this country enjoys. So to kick fellow citizens when they are down is shameful.

Velasquez has been fighting the good fight to help Puerto Rico get the federal aid it so desperately needs following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

Trump, on the other hand, is doing nothing but engaging in petty wars and crying about the media, which does zilch to help the people struggling to survive in Puerto Rico.

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