Media Mum on GOP’s $16 Billion Puerto Rico Recovery Package

NewsBusters | 2/14/2018 | Staff (Posted by) Level 3
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Throwing a big league wrench into the liberal media’s preferred narrative – a narrative explicitly designed to spur anti-Republican and anti-Trump votes among stateside Puerto Ricans – President Trump and the Republican Congress included over $16 billion in recovery aid for Puerto Rico in the budget deal signed into law by the President on Feb. 9.

U.S. television networks like Univision and NBC sister network Telemundo, that for months have routinely jumped at any chance to portray Trump, FEMA and Republicans in general as negligent in their support for the multiple hurricane-stricken U.S. territory, were as quiet as a mouse about the historic measure in their evening newscasts.

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Not only did President Trump and the Republican Congress provide a massive injection of federal support that the Government of Puerto Rico now projects will buttress economic recovery on the island this year and in the years ahead, but to make matters worse for the liberal media and their favored partisan narrative, leading liberal Democrats in both the House and Senate voted against the legislation.

Puerto Rico’s sole representative in Congress, Jenniffer González (R-PR) highlighted the measure’s inclusion of $4.9 billion to shore up the island’s Medicaid system, along with $11...
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