We knew!! As if I needed more reasons to loathe this waste of human skin!! … there were 4,645 people who died after the storm. That is not an exact count of the hurricane dead. It’s one estimate that Harvard researchers published eight months after Maria, while the government’s official count was stuck at 64.
“Trump had also told then-White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and then-OMB Director Mick Mulvaney that he did not want a single dollar going to Puerto Rico, and instead, he wanted more of the money to go to Texas and Florida.” … there’s more. read the full post!!
A watchdog report uncovers bureaucratic hurdles the administration erected for the island to receive aid after Hurricanes Irma and Maria
A report by Tracy Jan and Lisa Rein for The Washington Post.
The Trump administration put upbureaucratic obstaclesthatstalled approximately $20 billion in hurricane relieffor Puerto Rico and then obstructed an investigation into the holdup, according to aninspector general reportobtained by The Washington Post.
Congressrequested the investigationinto the delays to recovery aid for Puerto Rico afterHurricanes Irma and Mariain 2017 left residents of the U.S. territorywithout power and clean waterfor months. But, the report said, former Housing and Urban Development secretary Ben Carson and another former HUD official declined to be interviewed by investigators during the course of the examination that began in 2019.
Access to HUD information was delayed or denied on several occasions. Several former senior…
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