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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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Velázquez Blasts Trump Tweets on Puerto Rico

Velázquez Blasts Trump Tweets on Puerto Rico
September 13, 2018
Press Release

Says President is Gaslighting Nation After Administration’s Botched Maria Response

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following in response to President Trump’s latest Tweets on Puerto Rico.

                “This morning, President Trump shamelessly tried to gaslight our nation regarding 3,000 American citizens who perished after his Administration’s dismal response to Hurricane Maria. It was the Trump Administration’s incompetent response that resulted in Puerto Ricans enduring the longest blackout in American history, enormous suffering that continues to this day, and yes, an estimated 3,000 deaths of our fellow citizens.

            “Disaster response should not be a partisan issue and the President’s effort to deflect blame by politicizing a national tragedy is unconscionable. All Americans should condemn the President for his outrageous comments this morning.”

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