“The President’s first thoughts ended up much more of as a businessman, you know,” Elaine Duke, who was serving as DHS’ performing secretary when the hurricane hit the island in September 2017, told the Situations.
“‘Can we outsource the energy? Can we can we market the island? You know, or divest of that asset?'” Trump reportedly stated, according to Duke in the newspaper job interview. “(She claimed the plan of promoting Puerto Rico was hardly ever very seriously considered or reviewed immediately after Mr. Trump lifted it.),” the paper reported.
Trump has persistently denied any fault for his administration in the aftermath of the storm. The President has alternatively sought praise for his dealing with of Hurricane Maria, calling it “an remarkable, unsung results” past 12 months.