To refer to the Governor of Puerto Rico on Thursday allegedly sworn position, if necessary, against the White house in the midst of discussions as the devastated late on the disaster assistance for the U.S. island territory before by hurricanes.
To refer to the Governor of Puerto Rico on Thursday allegedly sworn position, if necessary, against the White house in the midst of the recent discussions of disaster assistance for the U.S. island territory before hurricanes devastated.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló remarks came during an interview with CNN, after he was asked whether it felt “sometimes,” as he was “dealing with a bully.”
“If the tyrant gets too close to him, I said to the bully in the mouth,” Rosselló said, adding that “it would be a mistake to confuse civility with courage.”
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The Governor also told the network that the President treated the Puerto Ricans “as second-class citizens.”
“And my reasoning is, I just want to have the opportunity to explain to him why the data and information he gets is wrong,” he said. “I do not believe that the initial step in a shouting match with the President doing any good. I don’t think anyone can beat the President can come on and scream.”
“I think that what I am to do the aim is to ensure that reason prevails, that empathy prevails that equality reigns and we continued a discussion,” he said.
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President Trump allegedly, the opposition said this week the allocation of additional disaster assistance to Puerto Rico, with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says the President, Republicans said at a closed-door luncheon on Tuesday that the aid to the territory “by the way is no relation to what Texas and Florida and others have.”
Trump also told reporters on Thursday that Puerto Rico, was well taken care of, under his leadership, and claiming that accounted for $91 billion to the U.S. territory, a figure that he said was significantly more than what was set aside for Texas or Florida. It is unclear how he came to the series.
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“Puerto Rico is taken care of better by Donald Trump, as of living human beings. And I think that the people in Puerto Rico understand it,” he said.
“But you have a mayor of San Juan, the honestly don’t know what she’s doing. And the Governor … have you considered to spend the money,” Trump continued. “You don’t know how you spend the money and not spend it wisely. But I’ll give you more money than you ever got.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.