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“Can We Sell the Island?” Trump Proposed Selling Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

HeadlineJul 13, 2020

A former Trump Cabinet official has revealed President Trump suggested selling Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the territory in 2017. In a new interview, former acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke quotes Trump saying, “Can we sell the island? You know, or divest of that asset?” New York Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, who was born in Puerto Rico, responded to the report by tweeting, “You may try to sell the office you hold, your personal integrity and your soul, Mr. President — but I assure you Puerto Rico is not for sale!”

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