“The President’s preliminary concepts had been far more of as a businessman, you know,” Elaine Duke, who was serving as DHS’ acting secretary when the hurricane strike the island in September 2017, instructed the Situations.
“‘Can we outsource the electrical energy? Can we can we promote the island? You know, or divest of that asset?'” Trump reportedly said, according to Duke in the newspaper interview. “(She mentioned the notion of offering Puerto Rico was hardly ever severely deemed or talked about just after Mr. Trump raised it.),” the paper noted.
Trump has regularly denied any fault for his administration in the aftermath of the storm. The President has as an alternative sought praise for his dealing with of Hurricane Maria, calling it “an outstanding, unsung achievement” past calendar year.
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