NY to sue President Trump for failing to help Puerto Rico - Metro US

NY to sue President Trump for failing to help Puerto Rico

Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York
Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York. Photo: Getty Images/Drew Angerer

On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that NY would be suing President Trump for failing to help the people of Puerto Rico following the devasting effects of Hurricane Maria.

According to the New York Post, Cuomo made the announcement while speaking at Heavenly Vision Christian Center, a church in the Bronx, calling Trump’s actions in regards to the hurricane an abandonment of the people of the American Commonwealth.

“Somebody has to stand up to this president. He is a bully,” Cuomo said while speaking about the poor federal response Puerto Rico’s people received.

Puerto Rico mistreated

“They got a different level of care than Texas and Florida and other states,” Cuomo said after stating that President Trump really “never tried” to help victims who lacked food and shelter following the September 2017 storm.

“You know how they handle a bully in The Bronx? He puts a finger your chest, you put one right back.”

“We’re going to hold ‘King’ Trump to the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution said equal protection under the law. Puerto Rico did not receive equal protection under the law,” Cuomo continued while addressing the church attendees.

NY to sue President Trump

“We are going to sue President Trump. We are going to show this bully president that the law is the law.”

NYC to sue President Trump

Cuomo’s vow to sue President Trump comes after the leader’s comments last Wednesday and the staggering death poll of more than 2,900 people, a fact that took months to come to light.

Meanwhile, President Trump told reporters at the White House last week that he thinks his administration “did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico.” Adding, “We’re still helping Puerto Rico.”

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