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AOC’s Aunt Says Trump Is Not To Blame For Puerto Rico’s Lack Of Aid


A week ago Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex went on record to blame President Trump for her Grandmother’s house condition.

AOC went on Twitter and tweeted out picture of her  abuela’s (grandmother) house and said it was in horrible condition due to the fact the Trump administration withheld Hurricane Maria emergency relief funds.

Well, one of AOC’s aunts have completely destroyed that narrative and has stated that “it’s a problem here in Puerto Rico with the administration and the distribution of help. It is not a problem with Washington. We had the assistance and it didn’t get to the people”.

The most bizarre thing about the story is that AOC is more than financially capable to to take care of her grandmother’s housing repairs but has refused to do so.

Even when the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh raised over 100,000 dollars for repairs , AOC denied the help.

So it appears she only wants money from tax payers to be used for her own grandmother’s house repairs.

The Daily Mail first broke the story, check out what they reported:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s angry tweet about her grandmother’s damaged home in Puerto Rico and accusations about ‘blocked’ Hurricane Maria aid sparked a new storm – with one right-wing commentator starting a GoFundMe page that raised $104,000 to help her ‘abuela’.

But the fiery congresswoman might not have the unequivocal support of one member of her family for her online outburst.

AOC tweeted two pictures of grandmother Clotilde Rivera’s ruined ceiling with the words: ‘Just over a week ago, my abuela fell ill. I went to Puerto Rico to see her – my 1st time in a year+ bc of COVID.

‘This is her home. Hurricane Maria help hasn’t arrived. Trump blocked relief $ for PR….

‘And for the record – my abuela is doing okay. It’s not about us, but about what’s happening to Puerto Ricans across the island.’ tracked down 81-year-old Clotilde’s home to a quiet community just outside the picturesque coastal city of Arecibo – located 40 miles west from capital San Juan – on the island’s beautiful north coast.

And when we politely approached the two-story flat-roofed residence, we were met by a woman who told us emphatically after viewing AOC’s tweets: ‘I am her aunt. We don’t speak for the community.’

Her aunt said: ‘In this area people need a lot of help. Many people have needed it for the past four years and haven’t had anything.’

Yet she did not pin that on Trump, adding: ‘It’s a problem here in Puerto Rico with the administration and the distribution of help. It is not a problem with Washington. We had the assistance and it didn’t get to the people.’

The Blaze covered the story too:

The alleged aunt of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threw a wrench in the New York Democrat’s narrative about Puerto Rico, telling a reporter recently that former President Donald Trump is, in fact, not to blame for troubles on the island.

After recently visiting her grandmother in Puerto Rico, Ocasio-Cortez posted a photo of her abuela’s home still in disarray after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017. She blamed Trump for allegedly blocking relief funds from reaching the island.

A reporter from the Daily Mail recently tracked down the house belonging to Ocasio-Cortez’s grandmother, and when the reporter approached the house, a person outside the house identified themselves as Ocasio-Cortez’s aunt.

That same person rebuffed Ocasio-Cortez’s assertion that Trump is at fault for conditions in Puerto Rico.

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