White House Deputy Press Secretary Calls Puerto Rico 'That Country'
White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley criticized Puerto Rico’s government. During an MSNBC interview he said the government was mismanaging federal hurricane aid. Gidley referred to Puerto Rico as “that country,” later saying it was a “slip of the tongue.” According to Politico, this comment fueled ideas that the U.S. does not treat the island the same as other states. Donald Trump equally came under fire, saying that Puerto Rico only takes from the U.S.
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