Ex-Acting DHS Secretary: Trump Wanted To Sell Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

William James

Elaine Duke, the former Acting Director of Homeland Security said President Trump wanted to sell Puerto Rico.

Elaine Duke, the former Acting Director of Homeland Security said President Trump wanted to sell Puerto Rico, according to the New York Times.

New York Times:

Among her most searing moments during the response to the hurricanes came when she heard Mr. Trump raise the possibility of “divesting” or “selling” Puerto Rico as the island struggled to recover.

“The president’s initial ideas were more of as a businessman, you know,” she recalled. “Can we outsource the electricity? Can we can we sell the island? You know, or divest of that asset?”

She said the idea was never seriously considered or discussed after that meeting.

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