Dem Lawmaker: Trump Should Help Puerto Rico Instead Of Dividing Country

"Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) is criticizing President Trump for his attacks on National Football League (NFL) players who kneel during the anthem, saying the president should instead be supporting Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

'Mr. President, instead of dividing the country over this you could give support to the 3.4 million Americans without power in Puerto Rico,' Beyer tweeted Monday. ...

Trump hasn’t addressed Puerto Rico on Twitter since last Wednesday."
Jacqueline Thomsen reports for The Hill September 25, 2017.

"Trump Administration Facing Pressure To Speed Up Recovery Efforts In Puerto Rico" (Washington Post)

"In Battered Puerto Rico, Governor Warns of a Humanitarian Crisis" (New York Times)

"Ryan Pledges Aid For Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico" (The Hill)

"Trump Declares Puerto Rico Is In ‘Deep Trouble’ As Questions Mount About His Commitment" (Washington Post)

"Military Stretched Thin By Hurricane Relief Efforts" (The Hill)

"Power crews scramble to Puerto Rico after Maria smashes its grid" (Reuters)

"FEMA Has Money To Spend In Puerto Rico, But Congress Will Need To Act Soon" (McClatchy)

"Dems Urge Trump To Focus On Puerto Rico Recovery Amid NFL Criticism" (The Hill)

"Trump officials sent to Puerto Rico" (The Hill)

"Devastated Puerto Rico Tests Fairness of Response to Climate Disasters" (InsideClimate News)

"Why Puerto Rico Is A Big Moment For Trump — And A Fraught One" (Washiington Post)

"Island of Vieques Remains Isolated And Silent Since Hurricane Maria Hit Puerto Rico" (Washington Post)

Source: The Hill, 09/26/2017