Trump Says "Puerto Rico" Repeatedly in a Spanish Accent

White House says Puerto Rico debt to be dealt with via oversight board

A woman in the crowd responded, "President Trump, we love you!"

Trump appeared to signal an openness to wiping out Puerto Rico's debts during an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, a claim that sent markets spinning with the possibility that creditors would not be paid back. This mechanism exists only for Puerto Rico, as it is prohibited by a 1984 federal law from seeking Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.

When asked whether Trump grasps the fact that every word he says is going to matter, Christie said, "absolutely not".

Melania Trump hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month event on Friday at the White House in a flamenco-style red skirt from Carolina Herrera and matching Manolo Blahnik BB heels. You lead our churches. Among you are leaders in government, faith, and business. Fantastic people in this audience. But that's OK. I have to deal with it. Sometimes they're too tough.

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The moment in question came during President Trump's speech at the White House, when he proclaimed - with an affected accent - that "we love Puerto Rico". But that's OK. I have to deal with it.

Twitter, on the other hand, was not amused by the president's over-pronunciation of the hurricane-ravaged island's name, given his rocky relationship with the Latino community.

The President also spoke about economics and the recent devastating hurricanes, two issues he clearly believes can bring the nation together. "Puerto Rico", he said, affecting his pronunciation of the name of the US territory.

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