Congresswoman grills HUD secretary on Trump's Puerto Rico tweet

Rep. Maxine Waters asked Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson about the president's tweet that FEMA can't stay in Puerto Rico "forever."
2:24 | 10/12/17

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This morning a trump threatened to abandon Puerto Rico recovery efforts. President Tom served notice Thursday. That he may pull back federal relief workers from Puerto Rico. Effectively threatening to abandon the US territory amid the staggering your manager crisis in the aftermath of hurricane Maria. In a trio of tweets he wrote we can actually came out the military in the first responders who have been amazing. End in the Puerto Rico for ever. On Thursday he sought to shame the territory reports on plot. He tweet it electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes so you talked about what you. Just doing and cooperation with it against administration do you agree with president. I certainly agree that Puerto Rico. As a very important territory. At the people from Puerto Rico have contributed greatly to the culture of an I'm not talking about that what I'm talking about. It is these tweets where the president threatened to abandon Puerto Rico recovery efforts do you agree. That they should be abandoned at Puerto Rico should be abandoned. Well first of as I was saying Puerto Rico's very important hurdle I don't pretend to remind I don't know whether and and then agree wit the president. Who is threatening to abandon Puerto Rico recovery efforts. I think at this have no intention of abandoning Puerto Rico there are very important part of who you don't agree with the president. He tweeted electric and how it district it was a disaster before her of people editor Kate. And such a shame the territory reports old like do you share that opinion. I think that. Arch. Is to make shoes. That we take care of disaster that has occurred so you don't agree that it should be abandoned is that right. Of course it should not event and you don't think that they should be. I shamed. Oh ports own plot is that right. There is no question that there have been a lot of difficulties in Puerto Rico and the should they be shame are its own right and that. I don't think about I don't think it is beneficial to go around shaming people and John. OK so I'm glad to hear you don't agree with the president.

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