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In a tweet storm on Thursday morning, President Donald Trump suggested to its people that the crisis in Puerto Rico is "largely of their own making" and that ultimately the U.S. government cannot keep federal emergency workers there "forever." (Photo: AFP/Ricardo Arduengo)

In 'Disgusting' Attack, Trump Blames Puerto Rico; Says FEMA Can't Stay 'Forever'

"Trump is alternating between yelling at people saying he doesn't care about Puerto Rico and saying he doesn't care about Puerto Rico."

Common Dreams staff

In less than an hour on Thursday morning, President Donald Trump went from encouraging Americans to watch his favorite show, Fox & Friends, to telling residents of Puerto Rico the crisis there is "largely of their own making" to ultimately saying that the U.S. government cannot keep federal emergency workers there "forever."

The series of tweets comes as relief workers on the ground and Puerto Rican officials say the humanitarian crisis is much worse on the ground than the rosy picture Trump continues to paint.

Disgust aimed at the president came swiftly:


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