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Trump Calls Puerto Rico Leadership ‘Corrupt’ After Protests

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President Donald Trump weighed in on the scandal and protests enveloping the government of Puerto Rico, saying in a pair of tweets that “a lot of bad things are happening” in the U.S. territory and that its leadership is “corrupt.”

He also again exaggerated the amount of U.S. aid provided after Hurricane Maria devastated the island and killed thousands of people in 2017. Congress has allocated $42.5 billion for reconstruction but Puerto Rico has so far received only about $13.6 billion.