Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s aunt says officials in Puerto Rico are to blame for blocked aid, not President Trump as rep. suggested


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) attends a press conference with Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI) about their new bill called the EV Freedom Act on Capitol Hill on February 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. The EV Freedom Act is a plan to create a nation wide charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) aunt has slammed her own niece after the congresswoman blamed President Donald Trump for her grandmother’s hardship. Speaking to a Daily Mail reporter this week, the New York Democrat’s aunt said Trump is not to blame for the lack of aid residents are receiving, but instead, officials on the Caribbean island are.

“It’s a problem here in Puerto Rico with the administration and the distribution of help,” said the aunt. “It is not a problem with Washington. We had the assistance and it didn’t get to the people.”

This comes after Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to say her grandmother had been suffering in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria in 2017. She proceeded to blame President Trump for blocking relief.

Following her tweet, conservative commentator Matt Walsh raised $100,000 on GoFundMe for her grandmother. However, the congresswoman refused the funds.

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