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Puerto Rico demands clarity from Trump on whether he'll redirect emergency funding for wall

Ricardo Rossello in TV interview.
Ricardo Rossello. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello on Friday asked President Trump to clarify reports that he could declare a national emergency and redirect funds from natural disaster aid for Puerto Rico, California, and Texas in order to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

What he's saying: "No wall should be funded on the pain and suffering of US citizens who have endured tragedy and loss through a natural disaster ... Since the reports are coming from unidentified sources, [Trump] should explicitly state what his intent is."