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White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley calls Puerto Rico — a US territory — ‘that country’ while defending Trump’s treatment of the island

White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley called Puerto Rico, a US territory whose citizens are American, “that country” twice during a Tuesday interview. Gidley made the comments after President Donald Trump accused Puerto Rico’s leaders of mismanaging disaster relief funds in the wake of Hurricane Maria’s devastation in 2017. […]
White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley calls Puerto Rico — a US territory — ‘that country’ while defending Trump’s treatment of the island