Donald Trump adopts 'Spanish' accent to pronounce Puerto Rico

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She was clearly pleased with her look, wearing an unusually broad smile at the event at the White House, where she and the president played host to more than 200 Hispanic business, community and religious leaders. Reverting to his usual Queens elocution, he said, "And we also love Puerto Rico".

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.

Speaking to a crowd of representatives from over 200 Hispanic businesses, community and faith groups gathered in the East Room of the White House, Trump drew out the vowels in the name of the United States territory three times. "We love Puerto Rico".

President Donald Trump fuelled speculation Friday about his cryptic warning that this may be the "calm before the storm", further refusing to explain the comment. For instance, during Black History Month, he explained that "Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who has done an fantastic job and is being recognized more and more, I noticed".




Trump's remarks also come just days after his recent visit to Puerto Rico following the devastating Hurricane Maria drew sharp criticism over his "condescending" remarks and "shameful" paper towel throwing during the trip.

Puerto Rico general-obligation bonds due in 2041 traded Friday for an average of 35 cents on the dollar after tumbling as low as 28 cents this week. While the Caribbean island suffered a devastating crisis, Trump was busy calling black football players "sons of bi***es" for not kneeling during the national anthem.

People online were appalled by Trump's apparent mocking of the accent, and were quick to call him out on Twitter.

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