Trump Says He Will Not Consider Statehood for Puerto Rico

(From The Independent)

President Donald Trump has been criticised as “insensitive” and “disrespectful” after saying he does not support the idea of recognising Puerto Rico as a US state because the mayor of San Juan is “incompetent.” . . .

“With the mayor of San Juan as bad as she is and as incompetent as she is, Puerto Rico shouldn’t be talking about statehood until they get some people that really know what they’re doing,” Mr Trump said in an interview with Geraldo Rivera.

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