September 13, 2018
Albany, NY

Statement From Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on President Trump's Tweets on Puerto Rico

TOP Statement From Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on...

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"The President's tweets about Hurricane Maria are a disgusting insult to the families of those who died and to all those who were left behind by the federal government in the wake of the storm. The President is telling lies to the world to cover up his abdication of duty to the people of Puerto Rico.


"You can't govern via conspiracy theory. The American people — which, yes Mr. President, includes Puerto Ricans — deserve better."


"While the President abandoned Puerto Rico, New York stepped up. We have stood with our Puerto Rican brothers and sisters from day one and we will walk with them every step of the way down the long path of recovery.


"President Trump: the American people will not let you rewrite history, and I will see to it that you are held accountable. I'll see you in court."

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