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Of all the ugliness at last night's rally, among the worst is Trump lying about aid to Puerto Rico.

But there's a deeper deception here: Trump is falsely pitting disaster victims from different regions against each other.

The crowd applauded.

New piece: washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/…
Making this disaster-aid impasse worse, everyone has to work around Trump's falsification of the situation.

Pence told Senate Rs to find a deal -- then showed them a chart illustrating Trump's "view" that Puerto Rico has already been given $91 billion:

One final point about this disaster aid impasse.

There's a perverse irony here. The Republicans' need to tip toe around Trump's lie about $91 billion in aid to Puerto Rico is actually hamstringing their ability to deliver aid to *their own constituents*:

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