President Trump announced plans to bolster pharmaceutical manufacturing in Puerto Rico from China, touting the help he has given the island and pointing to Democratic nominee Joe Biden for its economic woes.
“I’m the best thing that’s ever happened to Puerto Rico,” Trump said during a news conference at the White House on Friday, announcing $13 billion in federal aid to Puerto Rico. “We’ve done more for Puerto Rico than any administration by far.”
The announcement Friday directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency aid to restore Puerto Rico’s electrical grid and rebuild schools, among other initiatives.
Trump called former President Barack Obama and Biden “a disaster” for the territory.
While a senator, “Biden devastated the island of Puerto Rico,” Trump said, by voting to eliminate a tax provision “that allowed Puerto Rico to become a dominant player in pharmaceutical manufacturing.”