House passes disaster aid package opposed by Trump
The bill includes approximately $19 billion in disaster relief funding, as well as $600 million specifically designated for nutrition programs in Puerto Rico.
On Thursday, Mr. Trump made the misleading claim that Puerto Rico had told NPR last month the territory has received about $11 billion.in federal assistance, adding that “the people of Puerto Rico should really like President Trump.” However, Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello
Mr. Trump also tweeted his opposition to the bill Thursday evening, urging Republicans to vote against it.
“House Republicans should not vote for the BAD DEMOCRAT Disaster Supplemental Bill which hurts our States, Farmers & Border Security. Up for vote tomorrow. We want to do much better than this. All sides keep working and send a good BILL for immediate signing!” Mr. Trump wrote.