Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr.: President Trump’s Shameful Silence on Puerto Rico

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ
RE: President Trump’s Shameful Silence on Puerto Rico
“Over the past week, President Trump has found the time to opine on the patriotism of the NFL and NASCAR, and to bring us to the brink of war with North Korea. At the same time, 3.5 million American citizens are facing a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. They do not have power, they lack basic necessities, and they are pleading for our assistance.
“Yet despite their dire circumstances they have not heard a word from the president, not even a Tweet. Millions of Americans are facing a desperate moment, and President Trump cannot even pretend to care. This is a dereliction of duty,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
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