Puerto Rico gov says he asked Trump if he would use recovery funds for border wall
SAN JUAN – Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares said Monday that he asked President Donald Trump directly whether he would take the funds earmarked for Puerto Rico’s recovery to build the border wall with Mexico.
“The other day, I exhorted President Trump, communicating on social media, clearly make known what his position is,” Rosselló Nevares said at a press conference.
“To let us know on which side of history he wants to be: Whether he wants to be on the side of history that favors American citizens or if he wants to be on the side of history that obstructs their redevelopment,” he added.
Regarding the consideration of the president to use the recovery funds appropriated for Puerto Rico and states that suffered natural disasters, Rosselló Nevares characterized the matter as abnormal.
“For me, the intention to use human pain–not only in Puerto Rico, we are talking about California, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, among others–to build a wall, for which there is already resistance to that separate concept, is something that is totally anomalous. And the crystallization of that concept is totally unacceptable,” the governor said.