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Sat May 1, 2021, 09:01 PM

Donald Trump, HUD Secretary Ben Carson Kicked Puerto Rico When It Was Down

SAN JUAN — The Trump administration victimized Puerto Ricans a second time with arbitrary red tape that delayed the disbursement of federal disaster money in the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma, hamstringing the island’s economic recovery.

That’s the conclusion of experts who have read a matter-of-fact 52-page new report by the independent inspector general of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that was released last week.

The report found that the White House Office of Management and Budget played a key role in prodding HUD to add additional requirements for Puerto Rico to access the disaster aid.

“Residents of Puerto Rico were revictimized by their own government,” said Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez Colon, Puerto Rico’s only representative in Congress.

Read more: https://vifreepress.com/2021/05/donald-trump-hud-secretary-ben-carson-kicked-puerto-rico-when-it-was-down/

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