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In one of his deranged early-morning Twitter rants, Trump said on Thursday that Puerto Rico’s “infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes.” He said Congress, which he knows perfectly well can’t do much of anything, has to “decide how much to spend” and warned that he “cannot keep” federal disaster relief officials and the military in “P.R. forever!”. He quoted a public-affairs show host for the right-wing Sinclair Broadcast Group as saying the financial crisis in Puerto Rico is “largely of their own making.”. Puerto Rico’s government and business bear a responsibility for the financial crisis there, but even more so do American bankers and Congress, which dragged its feet on the issue for far too long. Full story

12 October