The governor dismissed criticism related to a 2017 incident in which Trump was caught on video throwing paper towels to a crowd of Puerto Rican residents following Hurricane Maria, arguing that “no one is perfect.”
“Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced’s endorsement is further proof of the enthusiasm that President Trump is generating among Boricuas and all Hispanics,” said Trump Victory Spokesperson Danielle Alvarez in a statement obtained by the Miami Herald.
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Last month, the Trump administration unveiled a $13 billion aid package to help Puerto Rico in its ongoing recovery from Hurricane Maria. The White House said the package would “help rebuild Puerto Rico’s electrical grid system and spur recovery of the territory’s education system.”
At the time, the Biden campaign criticized the aid package as an attempt to secure more votes ahead of the election.
“This is clearly a desperate, political stunt to win over Puerto Rican supporters. For the thousands of families who had to leave the island, for all those we've lost, for those who still struggle every day to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table, it is three years too little and too late," a Biden adviser said in a statement at the time.
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