Recovery in PR Mired in Politics and Mud

From the WashPost: ‘Enough with the insults’: Puerto Rico’s governor says Trump won’t meet about Hurricane Maria recovery 

In the brutal months after Hurricane Maria, which killed an estimated 2,975 people in Puerto Rico, the island’s Democratic governor abstained from joining the local chorus lashing President Trump over a botched federal response. But that fragile alliance has disintegrated as Trump increasingly insists that aid to the island be cut off, a demand he reiterated to Senate Republicans on Tuesday.

In his strongest rebuke yet of the president, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló late on Tuesday called Trump’s comments “below the dignity of a sitting President” and “irresponsible, regrettable and, above all, unjustified,” while suggesting Trump has dodged meeting him.

Editorial in WashPost on March 27: The Trump administration has turned bigotry into policy in Puerto Rico

From Wash Post on March 26: HUD inspector general’s office says it’ll look into whether White House interfered with Puerto Rico disaster aid

Puerto Rico Gov Hits Back After Trump Whines About Hurricane Relief Funds

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