“The President’s original concepts were additional of as a businessman, you know,” Elaine Duke, who was serving as DHS’ performing secretary when the hurricane strike the island in September 2017, informed the Periods.
“‘Can we outsource the energy? Can we can we promote the island? You know, or divest of that asset?'” Trump reportedly stated, according to Duke in the newspaper job interview. “(She said the idea of providing Puerto Rico was never ever significantly regarded or reviewed immediately after Mr. Trump raised it.),” the paper reported.
Trump has continuously denied any fault for his administration in the aftermath of the storm. The President has alternatively sought praise for his managing of Hurricane Maria, calling it “an extraordinary, unsung achievement” final 12 months.