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Puerto Rico Gov’t Looking for ways to Work with Trump

By on January 23, 2017

SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) President Carlos Mercader said that his office and the Government of Puerto Rico are working to develop relations with President Donald J. Trump to benefit the island.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the CIA headquarters on January 21, 2017 in Langley, Virginia. (Olivier Doulier - Pool/Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the CIA headquarters on January 21, 2017 in Langley, Virginia. (Olivier Doulier – Pool/Getty Images)

“We are working arduously with everything that implies establishing strategic relations with this administration and, yes, there has been communication with some factions of [Trump’s] new administration conducive to establishing bonds so they can immediately understand and comprehend our situation and work with us,” Mercader  said in a Radio Isla 1320 interview.

Mercader believes that Trump’s administration goes hand in hand with the Republican Party’s campaign, even before he was the party’s presidential nominee, and believes that Trump’s decisions once sworn in as president are related to his campaign promises, since one of the most broadly discussed topics was the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.

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However, an executive order to that effect will have an impact on the health care system of Americans and Puerto Ricans alike, but is one the local government has already begun to deal with through Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González, who is looking for measures that may positively affect the island.

“Puerto Rico will be affected and we are looking for it to be in a positive way, because the bill will obviously affect everyone. This bill’s replacement will impact the entire nation; Puerto Rico is a part of it so we will also face that impact,” Mercader said.

 

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