Media savaged Trump when he claimed Puerto Rico officials were mismanaging disaster aid. But he was right

Media savaged Trump when he claimed Puerto Rico officials were mismanaging disaster aid. But he was right

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Remember when President Trump claimed in April that “corrupt or incompetent” Puerto Rico officials had badly bungled relief efforts following 2017’s Hurricane Maria?

Remember how poorly politicos and journalists reacted to the president’s allegation, claiming that he was lying or being plain racist?

Well, it looks like the president was right. Puerto Rican officials were arrested this week on charges that they stole aid money, the Washington Examiner’s Tim Pearce reported:

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The FBI has arrested two former Puerto Rico officials for funneling disaster aid payments to politically connected contractors. 

The Wednesday arrests have prompted concern on Capitol Hill that the island’s corruption will blunt the effectiveness of a recently passed disaster aid bill. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., has called for Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation, according to the Washington Post

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