nearvideo Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello says that he is not up for re-election
Protesters March in Puerto Rico demanding the resignation of Governor Rossello, who refuses to leave office after the announcement that he would not choice to be again.
President Trump on Monday blasted, Puerto Rico, Ricardo announced Rosselló as a “terrible Governor”, just hours after the leaders of the U.S. territory, he would not.for re-election amid allegations of corruption led to widespread protests across the island
The Governor, however, refuses to withdraw.
“The Governor is not good,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “The USA gave Puerto Rico $92 billion, and it is in the hands of terrible and corrupt people…they have been grossly incompetent leadership.”
Rosselló, a Democrat, made the announcement that he would not run, in a Facebook video on Sunday, but added that he is not the demands of the protesters to resign from his post. He also said that he agreed with the right of people to protest and was ready to confront the impeachment process that has already begun in the Puerto Rico legislature.
PUERTO RICO ‘ S GOVERNOR IS AWOL AS PROTESTERS GATHER IN FRONT OF THE GATES OF HIS RESIDENCE, U.S. OFFICIALS, CALL TO STEP DOWN
The embattled Governor said, while he was to withdraw, as the island of the leader, he will step down as the head of his pro-statehood party.
A lot of Puerto Ricans calling for Rosselló’s resignation after leaked online chats showed him the insult of women and political opponents, as well as a mockery to the victims of Hurricane Maria, one of the most devastating natural disasters to hit the island territory.
Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism released earlier this month almost 900 pages of private messages between Rosselló and a number of other officials.
In a communication Rosselló called New York politician of Puerto Rican descent, a “w—e” and described another as a “daughter of the ex–h -.” A chat with vulgar references to Latin pop star Ricky Martin of his homosexuality.
His official residence was under siege in the aftermath, hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered outside of La Fortaleza, the governor’s official residence.
The wave of protests, meeting on the island last Friday, with the union workers marching in the direction of La Fortaleza, the nearby waterfront. Riders and hundreds of people also on the March.
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In the midst of the outcry, the media-friendly Governor has avoided public appearances since 11. July, only four brief appearances, breaks out of his usual three or four long press conferences in addition to several appearances in the media.
Fox News’ Talia Kaplan, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.