U.S. to stand with Puerto Rico until "job is done" -White House
WASHINGTON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - White House chief of staff
John Kelly said on Friday the federal government would stand
with Puerto Rico in its recovery efforts until the "job is
done," saying President Donald Trump was just recognizing
reality in a tweet earlier in the day that noted the emergency
response would not go on forever.
"This country, our country, will stand with those American
citizens in Puerto Rico until the job is done," Kelly told
reporters at the White House, adding that the president's tweet
on Thursday morning was "exactly accurate."
"They're not going to be there for ever," he said, referring
to personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and
the U.S. military.
(Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama; Writing
by Tim Ahmann)
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