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Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló hit President Donald Trump over his talk of using disaster funds to pay for the US-Mexico wall.
Trump is reportedly planning on using disaster funding, allocated for areas hit by hurricanes such as Puerto Rico and Texas, for the wall.
Rosselló tweeted that there is “no justification” for US disaster relief funds to be taken from Americans trying to rebuild their communities.

Governor Ricardo Rosselló or Puerto Rico didn’t hold back on Friday when he hit Donald Trump for his reported plan to use disaster funds to pay for the US-Mexico wall.

“No wall should be funded on the pain and suffering of US citizens who have endured tragedy and loss through a natural disaster,” Rosselló tweeted. “This include those citizens that live in CA, TX, PR, VI and other jurisdictions. Today it’s us, tomorrow it could be you.”

On Friday, the Associated Press reported that Trump is reportedly considering using disaster relief funds earmarked for hurricane-prone areas such as Puerto Rico and Texas to pay for the US-Mexico border wall. According to the AP, the White House directed the Army Corps of Engineers to comb through its budget, which includes $13.9 billion in emergency funds, to see if any money could be used for wall-building purposes.

No wall should be funded on the pain and suffering of US citizens who have endured tragedy and loss through a natural disaster. This include those citizens that live in CA, TX, PR, VI and other jurisdictions. Today it’s us, tomorrow it could be you.

— Ricardo Rossello (@ricardorossello) January 11, 2019

Last year, Congress allocated nearly $14 billion in emergency disaster relief funds for projects in states including California, Florida, and Texas, as well as in Puerto Rico, a US territory, the AP …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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