Posts Tagged: Donald Trump

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As we move into a new year, a year which we believe will be full of excitement for Puerto Rico, we looked back on the stories we’ve shared at this website over the years. Here are the most popular stories we’ve published: Is Puerto Rico Part of the U.S.? Puerto Rico is a U.S. Territory… Read more »

6 Things People Think Trump Said about Puerto Rico

A number of statements about Puerto Rico have been attributed to Donald Trump, but most have been fake news. Here are a few of the things Trump was reported to have said about Puerto Rico: That Palestinians should be moved to Puerto Rico. This claim comes from the satirical website, The Mideast Beast. That Puerto… Read more »

Trump VP Choice Mike Pence Supports Self-Determination for Puerto Rico

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice-presidential running mate. Pence has a history of support for democracy for Puerto Rico, including his vote for H.R. 2499 in 2010. H.R. 2499, the “Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010,” was a bill introduced by Pedro Pierluisi, Resident Commissioner from Puerto… Read more »

Trump and Ryan Agree: Puerto Rico Needs Restructuring Authority, No Bailout

Although House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has refused to endorse Donald Trump for president at this time, there is at least one issue on which the two Republican leaders agree:  restructuring Puerto Rico’s debt. “I think you could restructure [Puerto Rico’s] debt without a bailout,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said on Fox News Thursday, as also… Read more »

Trump: “I’m the King of Debt”

Donald Trump may be the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, but he has already crowned himself king — of debt. “I am the king of debt. I love debt,” Trump said in an interview with Wolf Blitzer. Trump was talking about strategically borrowing money without any intention of paying it back fully, using bankruptcy to force… Read more »

Donald Trump Never Threatened Puerto Ricans’ Citizenship

As much of the nation — including Puerto Rico — heads for the political party primaries, there is still uncertainty about candidates’ positions on statehood for Puerto Rico. Ben Carson and Marco Rubio have both spoken out for statehood for Puerto Rico, but Cruz and Kasich remain uncommitted (ProEnglish calls Kasich “evasive”) on the subject…. Read more »

Donald Trump Announces Position on Puerto Rico Status

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has released his first official statement on Puerto Rico status. “There are 3.7 million American citizens living in Puerto Rico,” begins the statement. “As citizens, they should be entitled to determine for themselves their political status.” The Trump statement continues to advocate a “process where Puerto Ricans might resolve thier status” and pledges… Read more »

Rita Moreno Calls Trump “A Fool”

Rita Moreno may be best known for her portrayal of Anita in the film version of West Side Story, and for her accomplishments in winning all four major awards for the performing arts, but she is also an outspoken advocate for civil rights. At the recent Kennedy Center Honors event, Moreno was asked her opinion on… Read more »

Donald Trump on Puerto Rico Statehood, U.S. Citizenship for Puerto Ricans

Is Donald Trump, the most colorful of the candidates in the 2016 Presidential race, in favor of statehood for Puerto Rico? He might favor statehood for D.C. The Washington Post shared a transcript of Trump’s Meet the Press interview in which the following question was asked: Residents of the District of Columbia currently pay federal… Read more »