Puerto Rico can’t afford to pay for Trump’s wall

( CNN) Since announce his presidential bid in June 2015, Donald Trump has repeatedly promised that Mexico will pay for a wall at the southern US border. But the President has realized that this plan isn’t going to work. He has now been briefedon an alternate plan to divert billions of dollars, earmarked for disaster relief in Puerto Rico, Texas and elsewhere, is payable for his wall.

And, in Puerto Rico, Governor Ricardo Rossello tweeted, “No wall should be funded on the ache and suffering of US citizens who have suffered tragedy and loss through a natural disaster.”

To even think about building the wall at the expense of hurricane victims is ludicrous. The border crisis is entirely manufactured by the Trump administration, whereas the issue of hurricane relief remains real and pressing.

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