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March 8, 2019

Alabama tornado Is Donald Trump playing politics with disaster relief

By molly cruz

Because Trump has directed pointed criticism of disaster recovery at California and Puerto Rico, critics question if he's playing favorites.The president claimed last fall, without evidence, that Puerto Rico was planning to use federal disaster money to pay off its debt. Since then the administration has repeatedly considered tapping into disaster funds, including to help pay for the president's proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but ha ...

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Because Trump has directed pointed criticism of disaster recovery at California and Puerto Rico, critics question if he's playing favorites.

The president claimed last fall, without evidence, that Puerto Rico was planning to use federal disaster money to pay off its debt. Since then the administration has repeatedly considered tapping into disaster funds, including to help pay for the president's proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but has faced resistance in Congress.   



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Born in Long Island public school year in Sweden as exchange student, went to Harvard one year, Cooper Union in NYC as Art student. Have two children, one of whom is rock mogul, the other has three daughters, one of whom has two daughters, making me a great grandmother at 68, very proud. For twenty years I operated a private primary school, Orchard School, in Santa Cruz CA. Still going strong but I'm retired and write much of the time. Strong believer in the space program and our subconscious quest as a species to prevent celestial onslaughts of one kind and another, for which it is my conviction that we have developed nuclear power, though we've had to use false wars to do so; in the end I believe we'll redeem ourselves in this way, which is why I find the abandonment of the shuttle program so sad. The Russians will do the honors with the next menace from Heaven, or have said that they will. In any case, nothing matters much if we don't, not the debt ceiling, pollution, nothing. All moot.

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