Trump says no to helping solve Puerto Rico debt crisis

San Juan, Puerto Rico • U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he is opposed to a push to help Puerto Rico resolve its $70 billion debt load as the U.S. territory faces looming austerity measures amid a deep economic crisis. Trump issued a Twitter blast aimed at efforts to help the island cover its Medicaid costs — an issue that’s entangled in Puerto Rico’s last-minute debt negotiations. “The Democrats want to shut government if we don’t bail out Puerto Rico and give billions to their...

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