“The President’s original thoughts were much more of as a businessman, you know,” Elaine Duke, who was serving as DHS’ acting secretary when the hurricane hit the island in September 2017, instructed the Times.
“‘Can we outsource the electric power? Can we can we sell the island? You know, or divest of that asset?'” Trump reportedly reported, in accordance to Duke in the newspaper job interview. “(She explained the notion of offering Puerto Rico was never seriously deemed or discussed just after Mr. Trump lifted it.),” the paper noted.
Trump has consistently denied any fault for his administration in the aftermath of the storm. The President has rather sought praise for his managing of Hurricane Maria, calling it “an remarkable, unsung accomplishment” very last yr.