- THE WESTERN JOURNAL - Oct 11, 2020 -
Michael Austin -
President Donald Trump received a surprise endorsement for his re-election.
On Tuesday, Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced announced her support for Trump to win the presidential election in November.
“I ask all Puerto Ricans who are listening to go vote,” the governor said in an interview with Telemundo, according to The Hill.
“They have to go to vote, exercise their right to vote and evaluate who has represented being a person who thinks about Puerto Ricans and their needs at the most difficult moment. It is Donald Trump.”
Only a few weeks ago, the president had announced the release of $13 billion to repair hurricane damage in Puerto Rico.
In 2017, Hurricane Maria had caused an estimated $100 billion in damages and killed nearly 3,000 people.
On Thursday, Trump responded to the endorsement with a tweet:
“Great honor to have the endorsement of the Governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vázquez Garced,” he wrote. “As I have always said, Donald J. Trump is the best thing to ever happen to the people of Puerto Rico. The drug manufacturers are now coming back. Biden ended that program!”