Published On: Wed, Oct 11th, 2017

Military Veterans Contradict Donald Trump’s Positive Reports About Recovery Efforts In Puerto Rico

Military Veterans Suggest Donald Trump Is Lying About Recovery Efforts In Puerto Rico

Weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, U.S. military veterans volunteering on the island have reached out on social media to paint a bleak picture of the recovery efforts, despite President Donald Trump’s claims that it’s all going very well.

On Tuesday, author and scientist Lucian Randolph tweeted out a series of short video clips he had received from some of the military veterans who are currently in Puerto Rico to provide humanitarian aid to inhabitants of the hurricane-ravaged nation. Volunteers allege that the situation on the ground is not at all like what is being reported by the White House.

At least 43 Puerto Ricans have died, and hundreds were injured during the ferocious storm. In its wake, locals have been left destitute, without food, water, and electricity.

The topographical destruction inflicted by Hurricane Maria has made it nearly impossible for volunteers to reach areas where people are trapped and most severely affected by the resource shortages.

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Military Veterans Contradict Donald Trump’s Positive Reports About Recovery Efforts In Puerto Rico