Trump tells nation he supports Puerto Rico a day after FEMA said it will cut off aid

FEMA cut off aid to Puerto Rico this week.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump points as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) clap during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. (CREDIT: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald J. Trump points as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) clap during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. (CREDIT: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Trump had a special message of support for the victims of recent national disasters at his 2018 State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

“To everyone still recovering in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, California, and everywhere else — we are with you, we love you, and we will pull through together,” Trump said at the beginning of his prepared remarks.

But Trump’s policies have not aided all of the people in those places — particularly the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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Trump has slashed crucial funding for relief efforts in Puerto Rico. On Monday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said it will end food and water aid to Puerto Rico, even though the island is continuing to struggle to recover from the crisis.

In the video above, watch Democrats react to Trump’s State of the Union. Their faces say it all.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this piece said that Trump cut off aid to Puerto Rico on the same day as the State of the Union. FEMA actually announced on Monday that it will “officially shut off” aid to Puerto Rico on January 31.