President Trump began Thursday on Twitter by appearing to tell Puerto Rico that the federal relief effort after its worst hurricane in a century had a pending expiration date. "Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes. Congress to decide how much to spend," he tweeted. "We cannot keep FEMA, the military, and the first responders ... in P.R. forever!" San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz responded with a scathing letter to Trump, saying he was "incapable of empathy" and condemning Puerto Ricans to a "slow death." On Thursday, the House passed by a 353-69 vote a $36.5 billion disaster relief package for areas affected by hurricanes and wildfires that includes $5.05 billion in loans for Puerto Rico.
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