(TheDailyHorn.com) – Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017. However, the American-own island quickly received federal disaster relief thanks to the timely and decisive leadership of former President Donald Trump.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a multi-agency effort involving thousands of US government personnel assisted Puerto Rico. They quickly provided food and water, worked to restore power, and provided other support to help the island’s residents recover from the tragic weather event.
You wouldn’t know that from listening to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). On June 2, AOC slammed the former president. She falsely accused Trump of blocking relief money for Puerto Rico and denying federal assistance to the island and her grandmother. However, one of AOC’s family members says that isn’t true.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's aunt says officials in Puerto Rico are to blame for blocked aid, not President Trump as rep. suggested – https://t.co/B6jm0B8YIP #OANN
— One America News (@OANN) June 13, 2021
The firebrand leftist’s aunt corrected her niece and put the blame squarely where it belonged. AOC’s aunt said Trump wasn’t at fault for not getting aid to residents. Instead, she blamed local government officials and their inability to distribute resources and goods properly. She said Washington did its part, but the local government did not.
That accusation echoes concerns expressed by Trump. In July 2019, Trump slammed former San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló for corruption and wasting $92 billion in hurricane relief.
Fortunately, Cruz lost her election for governor, and Rosselló was forced to resign under a cloud of corruption and mismanagement of the state.
It appears that AOC’s aunt has a pretty good handle on the reality of what happened!
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