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Trump threatens to abandon Puerto Rico: ‘We cannot keep military and first responders there forever!’

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President Donald Trump appeared to threaten to abandon the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico in a time of need in an early morning Twitter rant.

First, Trump cited commentary from Sinclair Broadcasting TV host Sharyl Attkisson, who said that Puerto Rico was entering a financial crisis “largely of their own making.”

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Then Trump proceeded to slam the government of Puerto Rico for showing “a total lack of accountability,” while then saying that Congress needed to set a limit on how much it spends on helping Puerto Rico recover from a hurricane.

He then finished by saying that America simply “cannot keep FEMA, the military, and first responders… in P.R. forever!”

At the time of Trump’s tweets, FEMA is estimating that 36% of Puerto Ricans lack access to drinking water, while 90% of the island lacks electricity.


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Republicans are ‘cringing’ at Trump’s latest racist attacks — but are too scared to say anything: report

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A new report from Axios claims that several Republicans are privately sickened by President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen -- but they still won't criticize him publicly.

One source described as a "Trump ally" tells Axios that "Republicans with a conscience are cringing" at Trump's strategy of telling Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) to "go back to the crime-infested places from which they came," despite the fact that all four congresswomen are American citizens.

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CNN conservative destroys GOPers who are silent on Trump’s racists tweets: Only ‘misfits and the dregs’ will defend him

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During a CNN panel discussion on Donald Trump racists tweets attacking Democratic lawmakers who are not white and telling them to go back where they came from, conservative contributor Amanda Carpenter unleashed a scathing attack on GOP lawmakers who are standing by and remaining silent.

Speaking with hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, the former aide to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called on members of her party to "get off their butts" for once and call out the president.

"I think that when Trump posts these controversial things, he's posing more loyalty tests to his troops: 'Who's going to go out and defend me?'" she began. "He likes to see who says good things about him on television."

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Understanding the Ocasio-Cortez vs. Pelosi feud: It’s not a ‘catfight’ but a long-term power struggle

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Conditions in our so-called republic are terrible, but never so bad that the political and social crucible of the Trump era can’t make them worse. That seems to be the lesson of another catastrophic week in America, when tensions between the progressive and moderate wings of the Democratic Party boiled over into overt hostility on the same day that Vice President Mike Pence led a supposedly reassuring tour of the appalling detention facilities for migrants and refugees near the U.S.-Mexico border — and just before a planned series of ICE raids aimed at apprehending and deporting undocumented immigrants living in American cities.

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