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Donald Trump: 'Absolute No' On Puerto Rican Statehood Bid If San Juan Mayor Stays

Donald Trump: 'Absolute No' On Puerto Rican Statehood Bid If San Juan Mayor StaysPresident Donald Trump said on Sunday that he would not support Puerto Rico's



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Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in officeWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an "absolute no" on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan's mayor remain in office, the latest broadside in his feud with members of the U.S. territory's leadership.



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Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in officeWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an "absolute no" on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan's mayor remain in office, the latest broadside in his feud with members of the U.S. territory's leadership.



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Study on hurricane casualties fuels talk of statehood for Puerto Rico

Study on hurricane casualties fuels talk of statehood for Puerto RicoCritics of the federal response to Maria, comparing it to the relief efforts in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, believe it would have been more effective if the U.S. territory were a state with representation in Washington.



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Puerto Ricans back full US statehood but vote marred by abstentions

Puerto Ricans back full US statehood but vote marred by abstentionsPuerto Rico’s referendum on statehood delivered a lackluster turnout Sunday, with almost four fifths of voters deciding not to cast a ballot, though those who did unanimously backed the territory becoming a US state. A weak turnout had been predicted, given the call by opposition parties — which supported the status quo — for a boycott of the non-binding vote. Despite the low level of participation, Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello vowed, after casting his vote for full annexation by the United States, to defend internationally the result.



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