Geraldo Rivera's exclusive interview airs on 'Hannity'.
President Trump on Thursday warned that this administration's response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico can not last "forever". I am sure some of these "Wounded Warriors" from Puerto Rico that have served in every war in service to the United States up to and including the current Middle Eastern conflict (unlike recent US presidents) would be glad to accept the donations called for in the column and not be made to feel as if they "demanded" it.
The US President, quoting author Sharyl Attkisson, accused Puerto Ricans of creating a looming financial crisis "largely of their own making".
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2017.accountability say the Governor. Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes.
"Congress to decide how much to spend..."
"In a trio of tweets, Trump wrote" "We can not keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been wonderful (under the most hard circumstances) in P.R. forever!"
The president's comments come just one week after he visited the USA territory that is struggling to recover from the devastation left by Hurricane Maria, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in almost a century.
However, it is hard to see any strategic military significance or benefit this little Island offers the U.S. This past June, Puerto Rico had another referendum on their political preferences and voted over 97 percent for statehood. The main issue with that hurricane was that the levies broke, sending flood waters into the city, drowning hundreds or even thousands of people while destroying virtually everything in its path. "You can be very proud of all your people".
Mr. Grillo's comment that the Puerto Ricans complain about response to the support from the U.S.is presented as if P.R.is not part of the USA and is expecting charity from the federal government.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, earlier this month, there were more than 10,000 federal officials on the ground on the island. And House Speaker Paul Ryan will lead a bipartisan delegation there on Friday.
The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Thursday on a $36 billion disaster relief aid package for hurricane and wildfire recovery, which includes a $4.9 billion low-interest Treasury loan for Puerto Rico.
Economic losses have been estimated at $30 billion to $95 billion after Maria wiped out the island's power grid and left most of its 3.4 million inhabitants without running water and with shortages of food and medicine.
Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News.