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« on: October 04, 2017, 07:53:12 AM »

Trump says Puerto Rico's debt will have to be wiped out

CNBC ^ | October 3, 2017 | Leslie Shaffer, Christina Wilke, John W. Schoen and Reuters

Posted on 10/3/2017, 10:30:31 PM


In an interview with Fox News, President Donald Trump said that Puerto Rico's debt will have to wiped out.

"They owe a lot of money to your friends on Wall Street and we're going to have to wipe that out. You're going to say goodbye to that, I don't know if it's Goldman Sachs but whoever it is you can wave goodbye to that," Trump said on Tuesday in an interview with Fox News, according to a Reuters report.

Trump visited the island on Tuesday, two weeks after Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's entire infrastructure system, leaving nearly 3.5 million residents without power, and tens of thousands without clean water.

The official death toll more than doubled to 34, a spokesman for Governor Ricardo Rosello said on Tuesday, Reuters reported.

Even before the storm brought Puerto Rico to a near standstill, the government there already struggled with an economy in shambles and a default on billions of dollars of public debt.

Today, the U.S. territory has nearly $70 billion in debt, an unemployment rate 2.5 times the U.S. average, a 45 percent poverty rate, nearly insolvent pension systems and a chronically underfunded Medicaid insurance program for the poor.....

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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 08:04:56 PM »

Do you really believe that?
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 08:11:32 PM »

my take... He took a lot of heat for mentioning how much it's costing to try and save lives. He tends to overcompensate when he gets bad press so his answer is to do something or say something he thinks will win people over, regardless of how inane it is
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 08:14:58 PM »

Do you really believe that?

that?

you mean the debt?

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"They owe a lot of money to your friends on Wall Street and we're going to have to wipe that out. You're going to say goodbye to that, I don't know if it's Goldman Sachs but whoever it is you can wave goodbye to that,"
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2017, 08:21:31 PM »

that?

you mean the debt?


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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 10:07:05 PM »

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We're talking about Trump's comment
This has nothing to do with Hillary
Try to focus
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