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Wed May 8, 2019, 10:38 PM

AP FACT CHECK: Trump brings Puerto Rico fiction to Florida

Source: Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump brings Puerto Rico fiction to Florida

By CALVIN WOODWARD and HOPE YEN
May 8, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brought his enduring fiction about hurricane aid for Puerto Rico to a rally crowd in Florida on Wednesday.

Pledging unstinting support for more hurricane recovery money for Floridians, he vastly exaggerated how much Puerto Rico has received.

Trump laced his speech in Panama City Beach with a recitation of falsehoods that never quit, touching on veterans’ health care, the economy, visas and more. A sampling:

TRUMP: “We gave to Puerto Rico $91 billion” — and that’s more, he said, than any U.S. state or entity has received for hurricane aid.

THE FACTS: His number is wrong, as is his assertion that the U.S. territory has set some record for federal disaster aid. Congress has so far distributed only about $11 billion for Puerto Rico, not $91 billion.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/587202f6106f48579a4f5406b841da26

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