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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
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In a reversal, FEMA says it is not ‘shutting off’ hurricane aid to Puerto Rico — see how devastated the US territory still looks on the ground

The lights are still out for nearly half a million Puerto Ricans. After Hurricane Maria struck the US territory on September 20, a crippling blackout descended over its 3.4 million residents, cutting communication between loved ones, spoiling food and life-saving medications, and nixing access to banks and clean water. The […]
In a reversal, FEMA says it is not ‘shutting off’ hurricane aid to Puerto Rico  —  see how devastated the US territory still looks on the ground